Paula Lovell founded Lovell Communications in 1988. She spent 10 years as a print and electronic journalist, working at the Nashville Banner, as a contributing writer for city and consumer magazines, and writing and producing for WSMV-TV, ESPN, ACTS, The Nashville Network, National PM Magazine and WTBS in Atlanta. As a former journalist, she is adept at media training and working with trade, consumer and business reporters throughout the country.
She has been a featured speaker for the American Marketing Association, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), American Women in Radio and Television, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), various chambers of commerce, the Eastern and Southern Associations of College and University Business Officers, The Committee of 200 and the Business and Professional Women's Association. Lovell was named the 1997 Woman Business Owner of the Year by NAWBO and was honored as a finalist for the 1998 Executive of the Year in the Small Business Awards. She was also a nominee for the 2002 Ernst & Young "Entrepreneur of the Year" award, winner of the Junior Achievement 2007 Spirit of Free Enterprise Award, winner of the Hercules Award from the Nashville chapter of PRSA and winner of IABC's 2007 Career Communications Achievement Award. Lovell was also inducted into the YWCA Academy of Women of Achievement in 2015.
Lovell is a past Chairman of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, which covers the southeast region of the U.S. including branches in Jacksonville, Miami, Nashville, Birmingham and New Orleans. She served on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta from 1998-2003, and on the board of the Nashville branch of the Fed from 1993-1998.
Lovell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University, is actively involved with the Chamber of Commerce, participates as a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary and serves on numerous civic and corporate boards of directors including Averitt Express, Inc., Abe's Garden and Nashville Public Radio.
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