Governmental Relations Director Hire

THE SHOALS, ALA.  – The Shoals Chamber is thrilled to announce the hire of Samuel Mashburn, who will serve as an immediate advocate for the Shoals community as the Director of Public Policy and Governmental Relations.
Mashburn graduated from the University of North Alabama (UNA) in May of 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. During his senior year, Mashburn was elected SGA President, which afforded him opportunities to work directly with administration on important initiatives, such as Project 208. Upon graduation, Mashburn accepted an offer to work as the Graduate Assistant for the Office of Governmental Relations & Economic Development at UNA, and he will graduate with an MBA from UNA’s prestigious College of Business in December 2021.
“Hiring Sam was a no-brainer; his education, experience and appreciation of the Shoals business community addressed an important need. We are excited for the connections that Sam will foster that will benefit our businesses, our communities and what this means for the economic vitality of the Shoals.” – Caitlin Holland, President of the Shoals Chamber
The expansion of staff at the Shoals Chamber provides a unique benefit to the Shoals MSA and its business community. Mashburn will work closely with Shoals municipalities to promote legislative agendas that address the needs of the Shoals and create a direct line of communication between the Shoals and Montgomery. 
Mashburn can be reached at