With extensive experience leading newsrooms, national nonprofits and economic development initiatives, Clint Brewer provides clients insider advice on navigating the media landscape, tackling communications crises and developing comprehensive strategies to achieve business and policy goals.

Previously, Clint served as the Assistant Commissioner for Communications and Marketing for the Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development under Governor Bill Haslam. He was a member of the executive team that successfully recruited Beretta USA, Hankook Tire and UBS to the state.

Clint was a journalist and media executive for 16 years. He was the editor of the Nashville City Paper and Lebanon Democrat, helping both daily newspapers to their only national journalism awards. He also served as the Government and Politics Editor of the Tennessean. His extensive career in journalism led

Clint to become the national president of the Society of Professional Journalists, where he led the charge to pass a national shield law for reporters. The law was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives in a landslide vote.

Clint also worked as the executive director of the Beacon Center in Nashville, a free-market think tank. There, Clint oversaw the launch of Tennessee Watchdog, the state’s only non-profit investigative reporting website.

Get to know Clint...


Grew up in Knoxville, TN; Lives in Gladeville, TN with wife Amy and their children Emma, Davis and Lawson


B.S., Communications from the University of Tennessee

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Accomplished executive operating in the nexus of media, business and government with an emphasis on strategic communications, economic development and professional sports

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Board president of the Nashville FC Youth Soccer Club


Once interviewed The Ramones over pizza and chocolate Yoo-Hoos