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FINN Partners Promotes Mark Day and Philip McGowan to Senior Partner

June 16, 2022

NASHVILLE, TN. (June 16, 2022) — FINN Partners, one of the largest independent communications agencies in the world, has promoted two partners in its Southeast division to Senior Partner: Mark Day, a leader in the corporate and consumer practice, and Philip McGowan, a leader in the community impact practice.

Day has led marketing and communications strategy for numerous FINN corporate and consumer clients for nearly 20 years. As co-lead of the Corporate and Consumer Practice Group, he oversees a team of colleagues across the Southeast who provide integrated marketing services for global brands in the mobility, oil and gas, retail and distilled spirits sectors.

McGowan, a FINN Partners team member for over 15 years, specializes in strategic communications for clients in community relations and sustainability. As co-lead of the Community Impact Practice Group, he manages a team of communications experts who support corporate and nonprofit organizations’ integrated initiatives to protect the planet and better their communities.

“Mark and Philip are exceptionally effective in serving our clients and growing FINN’s presence across the Southeast, and we are delighted to expand their influence in both arenas,” said Beth S. Courtney, Managing Partner, Southeast for FINN Partners. “Philip and Mark are longstanding, trusted leaders who also embody the FINN ethos to make the world a better place.”

Before joining FINN, Day served as Vice President for Powell Tate, a public policy firm in Washington, D.C.  He also served as press secretary to former U.S. Senator Wendell Ford of Kentucky. Day graduated with a B.A. in both Political Science and Philosophy from Transylvania University, then pursued graduate studies in Communications and Public Relations at the University of Kentucky.

Prior to joining FINN Partners in 2004, McGowan was a project assistant for the John Seigenthaler Chair of Excellence in First Amendment Studies at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). McGowan, who was named to the 2009 Nashville Emerging Leaders class, earned a B.A. in Mass Communication from Auburn University and an M.A. in Mass Communication from MTSU.