Cranbrook House & Gardens
Cranbrook Educational Community
Eric Franchy joined Cranbrook Educational Community as a PR Intern with Cranbrook House & Gardens in May of 2012. After completing his internship, he continued working as a PR Assistant for Cranbrook House & Gardens, becoming their full-time PR Coordinator in October of 2013. Major projects at the House & Gardens include: assisting in the implementation of free admission to the gardens (made possible by generous sponsors), launching a mobile app featuring tours and an interactive map, introducing the Yoga in the Gardens program, and overseeing the redesign of the website. In the summer of 2014, working under the President's Office, Eric’s role broadened to include supporting the marketing efforts of the Community, including the programmatic marketing for Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research. In the winter of 2017, Eric also began providing marketing support to the new Chief Advancement Office, and he was promoted to public relations manager in July of 2018. Eric holds a B.S. in Marketing from Oakland University and serves on the board of the Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary.
All photographs by P.D. Rearick, CAA '10.