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We solve problems.

Cooley Public Strategies is a public affairs, public relations, and government relations firm located in Nashville, TN.

What We Do

Strategic Consulting

We listen. We collaborate. We partner with our clients to identify and define the challenges they face, developing a path to meet their specific goals.

Issue Management

We bring a multidisciplinary approach to solving client problems. Pulling from our broad range of experience, we can craft a custom strategy that includes media, research, government affairs, and community engagement.

Community Engagement

Our team knows that public opinion drives public policy. We know effective community engagement boils down to listening and educating. Developing relationships and building coalitions around a common cause is fundamental to triggering action.

Strategic Communications

We help clients engage with the media at every level. We approach every issue as an opportunity to frame an effective message. We work with print, TV, radio and social media outlets from the local or national level to meet your audiences where they are.

Government Affairs

Our team knows how to reach key decision makers inside state and local governments across the country. We work with you to craft a strategy for success in procurement, legislative, and issue campaigns.

Insights & Analysis

Sound research is fundamental to understanding the business or political landscape. Good research is also the basis of any successful strategy. Our team brings vast experience in predictive analysis, reputation assessment and management, competitor research, and economic development mapping to the table.


Who We Are

At Cooley Public Strategies, we recognize that one size does not fit all. Our team works with each client to build a custom set of solutions that work for them. We work with C-level executives and policy makers, build relationships with opinion leaders, design strategic media campaigns, frame issues and messages, analyze policy or market conditions, and conduct grassroots advocacy to reach communities and target audiences.

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With a footprint in 35 states, CPS has proven time and again that we can shape policy at every level of government and across multiple industries. We’ve successfully assisted over 160 clients in navigating healthcare and energy policy. We’ve worked on mergers and acquisitions as well as market expansion across dozens of states and local markets. We have worked to expand public lands, grow public-private partnerships and launch citizen-driven grassroots campaigns at every level.

We bring a campaign approach to everything we do, and we play with an intention to win.


Our Team

Dave Cooley
Emily Bryan
Logan Matthews
Vice President
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Aldo Amato
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Emily Cupples
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Linda Lance
Chief of Operations 
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Ann Morgan Wells


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Gunnar Eng
Senior Account Executive
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Ava Ackerman
Account Executive
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Chris Divelbiss
Account Executive
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Tom Marcum
Account Executive
Lauren Wiggs

Account Executive

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Emily Curry


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Roger Shirley

Senior Advisor



213 Overlook Cir | Suite A-1

Brentwood, TN 37027



1718 M Street NW | Suite 184

Washington, DC 20036


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