Eric Barnes

Director at TrailRunner International

Eric Barnes is a Director based in Nashville, where he advises clients across a range of industries on corporate communications, crisis communications, reputation management, change and issues management, mergers and acquisitions, cybersecurity, and strategic philanthropy.

Eric brings more than two decades of communications experience to the firm across industries including healthcare, financial services, retail, manufacturing and entertainment. Prior to joining TrailRunner, Eric held leadership positions in communications for organizations such as Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, International Paper, Collective Brands, Southeastern Grocers, and Willis Towers Watson. Eric also previously served as a Vice President in the Issues/Crisis and Payor/Provider groups at Revive, a Weber Shandwick agency.

Eric earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Harding University and a master’s degree in communication from the University of Tennessee.


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