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Founder and President

Paul Oakley is an invaluable advisor for organizations seeking to engage key stakeholders who matter most. For nearly 25 years, he managed PR, public affairs, sustainability, corporate and marketing communications programs for a range of domestic, international and global brands.

Oakley honed his skills working with nonprofits, start-ups, mid-cap companies and Fortune 50 leaders primarily in the plastics, chemicals, materials and automotive segments. He is passionate about alternative and renewable technologies and applications.

Oakley earned his reputation delivering award-winning results and building high-performance agency and in-house communications teams worldwide. He has lived and worked across the United States, Europe and South America, and has worked extensively in Asia.

Oakley is a member of the Tennessee Growers Coalition and the Tennessee Chapter of the Hemp Industries Association. He also is a member of the board of Nashville’s Friends of Warner Parks and serves on its marketing committee. He is a graduate of Nashville’s Leadership Music and serves as the co-chair for the steering committee of Music Makes Us, a Metro Nashville Public Schools music education partnership. He earned a bachelor’s degree in PR from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and lives with his wife, Jami, and their two sons in Nashville. When not strengthening business reputations, Oakley can be found playing congas, gardening, cooking or perfecting a new fermentation.


Regional Director

Matt Tramel deploys wholistic messaging strategies for growing organizations with a passion to drive positive brand awareness – and accelerate the execution of their vision. Backed by more than 20 years as an engaging and trusted counselor, he’s guided marketing communications programming for both public and private companies, a leading non-profit industry association and numerous clients of an award-winning PR agency.

Tramel’s work has amplified the brands of market-leading real estate investment and development companies, REITs, alternative investment platforms and commercial building products companies. Tramel has broad experience in media relations, public affairs and issues management, spokesperson training, policy advocacy, investor relations, social media, website development and brand awareness programming.

Tramel earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Eastern Illinois University and an MBA in real estate finance and investment from DePaul University. Volunteerism and membership interests have included the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Wisconsin Hemp Alliance. Matt and his wife Heather live in Madison, Wisconsin - recent transplants after two-decades in Chicago. He’s passionate about experiencing the arts, strengthening our shared humanity and is an outdoor enthusiast. If he doesn’t pick up his phone, he’s out hiking, biking or kayaking Wisconsin’s Driftless Area.

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