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DVL Seigenthaler Names McGowan Partner

Tennessee’s largest public relations and advertising agency also announces SVP and three new hires

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 6, 2017) — Nashville-based DVL Seigenthaler, a Finn Partners Company, has added to its partner ranks with the promotion of Philip McGowan. Previously vice president with the agency, McGowan specializes in media relations, issues management, government and community relations, and strategic planning.

“For more than 12 years, Philip’s expertise across myriad communications capabilities has contributed to the success of our local, state and national clients,” said Ronald Roberts, CEO of DVL Seigenthaler. “Adding Philip to senior management as a partner helps position our agency for continued growth in the long term.”

Prior to joining DVL Seigenthaler, McGowan was a project assistant for the John Seigenthaler Chair of Excellence in First Amendment Studies at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. He earned a master’s degree in mass communication from MTSU and a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Auburn University.

In addition, DVL Seigenthaler promoted Lisa Button to senior vice president. Button has been with the agency for four years where her prior positions have included vice president and senior account supervisor. Previously, she worked in marketing communications at Saint Thomas Health, Ingram Content Group and Cigna HealthSpring.

Christian Lail has been hired as an account coordinator. Lail came to Nashville to work at DVL Seigenthaler as an intern in June 2016 after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a double major in Public Relations and Political Science.

DVL Seigenthaler also hired Olivia Parven as an account coordinator. She became an intern at the agency in July 2016 after graduating from Rhodes College in Memphis where she majored in English Literature.

Noelle Grimes was hired as an associate art director for the agency. Grimes, a New Orleans native, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Watkins College of Art.

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About DVL Seigenthaler
DVL Seigenthaler, a Finn Partners Company, is the largest public relations and advertising agency in Tennessee. As part of a global company, DVL Seigenthaler’s talented public relations, marketing, advertising, creative and digital professionals provide local, regional and national clients with exceptional reach and results. DVL Seigenthaler has particular industry expertise in the healthcare, consumer products and services, tech, education, professional and financial services, environmental, and transportation sectors. Please visit us at

About Finn Partners
Founded in 2011 on the core principles of innovation and collaborative partnership, Finn Partners has tripled in size in just five years, becoming one of the fastest growing independent public relations agencies in the world. The full-service marketing and communications company’s record setting pace is a result of organic growth and integrating new companies and new people into the Finn Partners world through a common philosophy. Finn Partners’ mantra, Work Hard, Play Nice, infuses internal and external relationships, resulting in amazing work and an all-inclusive environment. With 540 professionals, Finn Partners provides its clients with global access and capabilities in the U.S., Europe and Asia, in addition to PROI Worldwide. Headquartered in New York, Finn Partners’ other offices are located in: Chicago, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Jerusalem, London, Los Angeles, Munich, Nashville, Paris, Portland, San Francisco, Singapore and Washington D.C. Find us at and follow us on Twitter @finnpartners.