Bellingrath Gardens and Home has added Lena Rieckenberg to the staff as Director of Special Events, according to Sally Ericson, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Bellingrath.
A native of Germany, Rieckenberg previously served as a Public Relations consultant with the German communications agency Klenk & Hoursch, specializing in corporate and brand communications and based in Frankfurt. Her responsibilities included conceptualizing and implementing public relations programs, with a focus on event planning and management for various internationally operating businesses.
Prior to joining Klenk & Hoursch, Rieckenberg worked in the event planning department of Die Zeit, Germany’s leading weekly newspaper. Her major roles included planning and marketing events, such as conferences, readings, cook-offs and employee events. She was also involved in developing content for their social networks and internal websites.
Rieckenberg holds a master’s degree in Corporate Communications and Public Relations from Leeds University Business School in the United Kingdom and a bachelor’s degree in languages from the University of Hamburg, Germany. She is an active member of the Public Relations Council of Alabama and speaks four languages: English, German, French and Italian.
Rieckenberg and her husband, Dr. Fabian Rieckenberg, moved to Mobile in January. He is Head of Controlling Process Technology and Engineering Americas at Evonik Corporation.
Bellingrath Gardens and Home is operated by the Bellingrath Gardens and Home Foundation, a charitable, not-for-profit organization. Bellingrath Gardens and Home is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the 65-acre garden and estate home of Walter and Bessie Bellingrath. For more information, visit www.bellingrath.org or call 251.973.2217.