RDG Announces New Communications Director
Erin Van Zee will collaborate with individuals throughout the organization to develop, implement and oversee the firm’s national communications strategy.
RDG Planning & Design announced that Erin Van Zee has joined the firm and will serve as its communications director. Van Zee will be a key member of RDG’s leadership team, advancing the company’s brand and providing strategic direction for both internal and external communications. She will be located in the firm’s Omaha, Nebraska office.
“We are excited to have Erin join the firm. She has the skills and talents to collaborate with individuals throughout our organization to develop, implement and oversee an annual communications plan for our global enterprise,” said RDG Principal and Chief Marketing Officer Scott Crawford, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP. “She joins a team of dedicated communications professionals and will provide focus and clarity as we seek to promote our designs and ideas in a meaningful way.”
Van Zee joins RDG with over eight years of focused experience in brand management, communications, marketing and public relations. She has served in a variety of communications and marketing roles within the design and construction industry, developing strategies and executing communications plans for national and international firms.
“RDG’s designs are enriching the lives of people across the country. As a natural storyteller, I relish the opportunity to share the journey and impact of these designs and to help push the firm’s communications forward in a positive and progressive way,” said Van Zee.
Van Zee earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Arts in English with an Advanced Certificate in Technical Communication and Information Design from the University of Nebraska Omaha and is an active member of the Public Relations Society of America. A passionate believer in the power of community engagement, Van Zee serves on the board of the Latino Center of the Midlands and is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion.