Zack Hoopaugh is an award-winning marketing and communications professional who specializes in brand messaging, data-driven campaign development and digital strategy. Zack has a bachelor of science in communication from Kennesaw State University and has been working in marketing, communications, and media roles since 2012. His experience spans a variety of public and private sectors, and he transitioned into higher education from the health care industry in 2021. Zack is a first-generation college graduate and is passionate about the importance of education in facilitating self-discovery, intrinsic motivation and responsible global citizenship. Zack and his wife, Hailey, live in the Appalachian foothills of Northeast Georgia, a short drive from Piedmont University.  They are the proud parents of an untamable toddler named Crosby and two lively and lovable dogs, Bailey and Cash.