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Martin Penny, Vice President

Martin Penny is Vice President at Cooley Public Strategies. As an operative, Penny has managed regional campaigns on land use, energy, healthcare and infrastructure. In Tennessee alone, Penny has coordinated statewide community engagement campaigns on issues related to patient advocacy, national parks, and clean energy. His work has resulted in the passage of federal legislation, including the Tennessee Wilderness Act as a part of the 2018 Farm Bill. He has built relationships and has worked alongside chambers of commerce, county and local mayors, industry associations, business owners, and veterans’ groups across the state to advocate at the most local level. Penny also lobbies at the Tennessee state legislature and Metro Council while providing grassroots advocacy to influence statewide policy. A native of Nashville, Penny holds a bachelors and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Tennessee. He received a second master’s degree from Lipscomb University in sustainability. He is a member of Belle Meade United Methodist Church and the Phoenix Club of Nashville.


Contact: mpenny@cooleyps.com