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U-Haul Hires New Director of Strategic Digital Marketing

U-Haul Hires New Director of Strategic Digital Marketing
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The addition of Keosky-Smith is just part of the company’s growing pool of marketing talent

PhoenixAnd December 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – U-Haul® International continues to attract big-name employees as Phoenix– A company based expanding its operations.

U-Haul International, which has been headquartered off Central Avenue in Midtown Phoenix since 1967, has appointed Eric Keosky-Smith as its new director of strategic digital marketing.

Eric Keosky-Smith is the latest addition, signed on to be the Strategic Digital Marketing Director for the industry leader in transportation and self-storage. Move your career forward

Keosky-Smith arrives at U-Haul from Hownd®, Inc. , where he held the position of Director of Growth in the company Tempebased software company. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Moses®, Inc., a Phoenix advertising agency. While his ideas have benefited many other businesses across the valley, he has also founded or co-founded a number of profitable businesses and has gained seven years of experience in European markets.

“U-Haul is committed to hiring the best talent, and I’m confident Eric is just that,” he noted Jessica LopezU-Haul Chief of Staff. “We are proud to welcome Eric to Team U-Haul. He is an expert and I have no doubts that, along with our amazing team, he will take U-Haul to the next level in all things digital marketing.”

Keosky-Smith will be based outside the U-Haul Midtown Campus at 2727 N. Central Ave. , home of corporate operations since 1967.

“I am very excited to be working with one of the most recognizable brands in the country,” said Keosky-Smith. “In an organization as large as U-Haul, there is always room for improvement. My goal is to help bring together several in-house digital resources at the highest level to improve customer service and scalability. I have previously been amazed at how incredibly dedicated the team is to helping consumers on getting the best possible value, in everything they touch at U-Haul.”

Transfer Help and Collegeboxes

Keosky-Smith’s focus will be largely on the development of two core programs under the U-Haul umbrella: Moving Help® and CollegeBoxes®.

Moving Help has been the number one choice for clients looking for loading and unloading labor services on their move since 2002. offers a network of 6,700 local, independent moving assistance service providers in all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. With more than 5 million completed jobs and 2.3 million customer evaluations, customers have access to the largest labor relocation service network in North America By moving assistance.

Collegeboxes, the premiere provider of warehousing and shipping services to students in the United States, was founded in 1999 and has been supported by U-Haul since 2009. Currently, 433 partner schools offer their students coordinated and convenient access to delivery, pickup, warehousing, and shipping services. Customers can create an account on to place an order, and FedEx® will ship boxes and transport supplies to the student’s home or college address.

The company supports its marketing expertise

Keosky-Smith’s appointment follows U-Haul’s parent company AMERCO®’s appointment Carrie Martz As a member of the advisory board earlier this year.

Martz has a 35-year track record of building successful brands. She founded The Martz Agency in 1980 and sold her advertising and PR agency in 2013 to Bob ParsonsGoDaddy® founder. Martz has since founded Clean Light Laboratories®, LLC, which has brought to market a UV-C disinfectant proven to kill SARS-CoV2. Continues to work with companies to develop their brand and digital footprint.

Martz served on the Board of Directors of Cancer Treatment Centers in the Western District of America for eight years, and also served on dozens of nonprofit boards that have added value to social impact programs associated with the cause, including more than 20 years with Phoenix Suns charities. She received the Athena Phoenix Chamber Award; Bronze Stevie International Marketing Woman of the Year; And Arizona Athens Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award of the Year.

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U-Haul has 356 job openings in information technology, retail customer service, manufacturing, call center support and many other professional roles in Phoenix space. Oxford Life and Repost Insurance, two of America’s subsidiaries, are also recruiting for multiple positions.

Veterans and military spouses are offered preference in the U-Haul recruitment and hiring process. Founded by a U.S. Navy veteran and his wife in 1945, U-Haul’s team and many clients were veterans returning from the war. Today, U-Haul directs a portion of its philanthropic support to veteran organizations and initiatives, and has been repeatedly honored as the United States’ Leading Veteran Friend Employer.


Since 1945, U-Haul has been the number one choice among do-it-yourself carriers, with a network of more than 23,000 locations in all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 provides secure access to U-Haul Trucks every hour every day through the option to dispatch customers on their smartphones and our Live Verify technology. Our customer care has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to nearly 176,000 trucks, 126,000 trailers and 46,000 towing machines. U-Haul offers approximately 825,000 rentable storage units and 71.6 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and operated facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the largest retailer of propane in the United States, and remains the largest permanent trailer trailer installer in the automotive aftermarket. U-Haul has been repeatedly recognized as a leading employer of “Best for Vets” and was recently named one of the 15 Best Health Workplaces in America.

Jeff Lockridge
Sebastian Reyes
Tel: 602-760-4941

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