AppHarvest hires chief communications officer

Appalachian native brings decades of experience from work with global brands
Travis Parman

MOREHEAD, Ky. — AppHarvest on Tuesday announced Travis Parman will join the agtech leader as chief communications officer, reporting to founder and CEO Jonathan Webb.

Parman joins AppHarvest after serving in a number of global communications roles since 2012 in Paris, Tokyo, and Nashville with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance — most recently as vice president for Nissan Americas and president of the Nissan Foundation.

Prior to his work with Nissan, Parman held public relations leadership roles with companies including General Motors, Ally Financial, Pulte Homes, and Lockheed Martin. He holds a master’s degree in communications management from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Tennessee.