Erin Hatfield is the communications coordinator for the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research. She designs and produces dozens of contract projects for the Boyd Center, such as the annual Economic Report to the Governor and TVA Regional Economic Outlook. She also runs social media accounts for the Boyd Center and the Tennessee State Data Center, promotes contract work and academic research produced by Boyd Center faculty, and oversees communications to the media and the general public. Before joining the Boyd Center, she worked in media for 10 years and won awards for breaking news coverage and feature articles. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism and electronic media from the University of Tennessee.