Alexia Poe joined the Ingram Group after founding her own strategic communications, public affairs and public relations firm, Poe Consulting. Before starting her business, she served as Director of Communications for Governor Bill Haslam, where she led communications for the Administration. Prior to that, she was Director of Economic and Community Development under Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, where she served as the city’s top sales executive to attract and grow business investment in Davidson County. She also spent time in Washington, D.C. serving as Communications Director for U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander and working in the East Wing of the White House for First Lady Laura Bush. Her nearly 25-year career also includes experience in the private sector heading up Public Affairs for Gaylord Entertainment and serving as Managing Director of a public relations firm.