Ashleigh Birtsch, the Assistant Property Manager at IMS, Inc., for the Lovell Crossing Apartments community, possesses several years of experience and a proven record of success in marketing and sales. At her current post, Ms. Birtsch handles sales and marketing initiatives for a high-end rental community consisting of nearly 300 units; her efforts have resulted in occupancy levels of 97 percent since she joined the team in 2008. Before lending her talents to IMS, Ms. Birtsch served as an Account Executive for Thermocopy from 2007 to 2008. In this role, she sold copiers to companies in the Knoxville area by identifying leads, meeting with managers, and conducting effective sales presentations. Ms. Birtsch joined Thermocopy after spending two years with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, during which time she earned recognition for her sales generation by winning a host of Triple Crown and Most Valuable Player awards. In addition, she secured a promotion to Assistant Manager after less than a year of service with the company. While finishing her formal education, Ashleigh Birtsch gained invaluable experience into marketing by completing an internship with Johnson City, Tennessee-based The Overmountain Press. She collaborated with the Marketing Director to prepare and release media packages and press statements, created informational materials, and participated in staff meetings. Ms. Birtsch also worked as a Marketing Assistant for Premier Bride Magazine, helping the outfit with bridal shows and clerical work over the course of nearly six years. She utilized the skills she acquired in these two entry-level roles to secure her position with Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Ashleigh Birtsch holds a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications, Public Relations & Marketing from East Tennessee State University. In her leisure time, Ms. Birtsch takes pleasure in traveling, running, and taking photographs.