The Stock Bio

Erik Beene is from Murfreesboro, TN, went to high school in Benson, NC, and now resides in Atlanta, GA He is a class of 2020 UNC Hussman School graduate who majored in advertising and political science. Erik is currently the program coordinator for the DeKalb office of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center. He is also the co-founder of VealColeBeene, a digital marketing agency.

Erik was formerly a staff writer for the Daily Tar Heel covering Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and the Durham-Orange Light Rail Project. He also served as a student member on the board of directors for the DTH.

The Personal Touch

I am a young marketing professional in the Atlanta metro. I double-majored in advertising and political science. Originally from Nashville, TN, I moved to Benson, NC, in 2012 where I graduated from West Johnston High School. I’ve been involved in media since my sophomore year of high school when I helped found an NCSMA award-winning weekly news broadcast.

Throughout college, I worked with various media organizations spanning from journalism to advertising. I am currently the program coordinator for the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center in DeKalb. There I help produce continuing education courses for small business owners and conduct the centers marketing and outreach. I am also the co-founder of VealColeBeene, a Nashville based digital marketing agency.

I’m most at home in the mountains despite never living on them. I love dogs, hiking, and all things caffeinated. I currently serve on the board of directors for The Daily Tar Heel.