Ingram Group Expands In Nashville City Center

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Ingram Group, a 29-year-old public affairs firm based in Nashville, Thursday issued an announcement regarding their recent move to the Nashville City Center building, 511 Union St., to accommodate their corporate and government consulting practice.

The Group’s current client base includes a roster of high profile clients such as Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, Google, Ryman Properties (formerly Gaylord Entertainment Co.), Pilot Flying J, Eastman, Corrections Corporation of America, and Xerox. The Group has also developed a presence in Chattanooga with clients such as Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger and Memorial Health Care System. 

The move to occupy nearly 5,000 square feet at the Nashville City Center doubles the size of the Ingram Group’s former space and affords them views of the State Capitol and War Memorial Plaza.

The move comes on the heels of two staff additions. Sam Reed, a former staff attorney to U.S. Congressman Jim Cooper, joined the Group earlier this year as a strategic consultant.  Mr. Reed services clients on both the state and federal level, offering counsel on business, legislative, regulatory, and other issues. Additionally, Rachel Albright, who joined the team in early 2011 as a client consultant after serving in U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell’s leadership office as his deputy press secretary, will continue to serve clients in both the public and private sectors offering expertise on relationship building, message development, campaign strategy, and media relations.

The Nashville office is one of two, the other being the Ingram Group’s Washington, D.C. office which operates as The FIRST Group and includes as partners four prominent former Senate Chiefs of Staff. Coincidentally, both the Ingram Group and the FIRST Group offices are now housed above “Cap Grilles.” The FIRST Group sits directly above the famed grille on Pennsylvania Avenue in D.C. and the Ingram Group overlooks the grille at the Hermitage Hotel here in Nashville.

Marcille Durham, the president of the Group who led the company while Ingram was in D.C. as Senator Alexander’s chief of staff, said about the firm’s growth, “our capacity to provide top-level, strategic advice to our clients – recently boosted by key staff additions – is now further enhanced by next generation office space just steps away from the Capitol.”

“For years, the Ingram Group has been the go-to firm for solving problems and maximizing opportunities in the public and private sectors,” Tom Ingram said. “We’re excited about the next chapter of the Group and look forward to being in the middle of the exciting changes happening here in Nashville.” 



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