lucy benish - ketner group

Introducing Lucy Benish: Our Newest Intern

Hello, everyone! My name is Lucy Benish, and I am so excited to join the Ketner Group team as a summer intern!

I am originally from the Chicago suburbs, but I go to school at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. I am majoring in Creative and Entertainment Industries. My major choice was inspired by my upbringing, in which I participated in theatre and choir. I love that I can pursue entertainment both as a career and a hobby, as I still enjoy all things film, music and television.

Both my major and college have given me many amazing opportunities to further my career. I often volunteer at entertainment events around Nashville, helping with anything from talent escorting to ushering.

Last year, I even had the opportunity to attend the Grammy Awards as a red carpet talent escort! I am thankful for these moments that have cemented my love for entertainment and given me valuable experience in my career.

How Introduction to PR Principles started it all

I knew I belonged in public relations once I took my introductory PR course, Introduction to PR Principles. Writing has always been an interest of mine, both in school and as a hobby, so it was interesting learning how to turn this passion into a career.

My favorite part about public relations is the ability to form connections within the industry. I enjoy collaborating with other people, so I love how PR allows me to communicate with others and build relationships. 

Last year, I had the amazing opportunity to intern at Shore Fire Media, an entertainment PR firm, and I loved every minute of it! I appreciated how every day looked different, incorporating both the creative and structured sides of the public relations industry.

The ability to see my work come to fruition was something I particularly enjoyed, especially for clients and projects that I thoroughly admired. I will always remember the moment when I received my first press commitment!

Cue an internship with Ketner Group!

As much as I loved my last internship, I also knew that now was the time for me to push myself and try something new. Cue Ketner Group!

I began looking for an internship that would build on my past experience, but allow me to explore a new side of public relations. Through researching Ketner Group’s website and the world of retail technology, I learned that Ketner Group was just the place!

I am so excited to learn more about B2B tech and work with the KG team, who have already been so welcoming and supportive within my first week.

Fun facts about me

Now, what would be a proper introduction without some fun facts?

  • I taught myself how to crochet last year, and it is now one of my favorite hobbies!
  • I am a huge dog lover. My family has two dogs named Milo and Bruno, a Goldendoodle and a Neapolitan Mastiff. 
  • I made a goal during my freshman year to try every Nashville coffee shop before I graduate from Belmont.
  • And finally, I am so excited intern with the Ketner Group team!