Little Rock-based The Peacock Group (TPG) has hired Allyson Pittman Gattin as public relations director, a new position for the agency, and promoted of Amy Westlake to public relations manager. Gattin and Westlake have nearly 25 years of combined experience in the public relations industry.
“As we near our eighth anniversary, TPG continues to provide our clients with the most creative, mission-driven communications strategies that leave a strong impression,” Denver Peacock, founder and principal at The Peacock Group, said in a statement. “With the addition of Allyson and Amy’s expanded role, we will continue to meet our clients’ needs and broaden our capabilities and offerings.”
Gattin has nearly 12 years of experience in non-profit and for-profit industries. She recently was the manager of marketing and public relations at CARTI, where she led the communications strategy for the statewide cancer care provider. Gattin serves on the board of the Central Arkansas Diaper Bank, a community resource that provides free diapers to families in need, and is a graduate of Leadership Greater Little Rock (Class XXXII). She graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and recently earned her Accreditation in Public Relations (APR), becoming the third generation in her family to do so.
Westlake has been a member of The Peacock Group since May 2018. She focuses on media relations, content creation, social media and event planning. Before joining TPG in 2018, she was communications manager and director of marketing and audience engagement at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre and development coordinator for Make-A-Wish Mid-South. A sports enthusiast, she spent three years in THV11’s sports department as a reporter, photographer and Hog Zone producer.
A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, she is a graduate of Leadership Greater Little Rock (Class XXXIII). She and her husband, Drew, have a son, Liam.