Trey Paris is the Managing Director of Taylor English Decisions Government Affairs Practice. He brings more than 30 years of experience in public affairs, government relations, corporate communications, shareholder relations and issues management.

Before joining Taylor English Decisions, Mr. Paris served as the U.S. Manager of State Government Affairs and Policy for General Electric Company (“GE”). Mr. Paris oversaw all aspects of GE’s state government affairs function, including budgeting, contributions, political and business association memberships, retained political counsel and policy issue prioritization, during his seventeen-year career with GE.
Prior to joining GE, Mr. Paris was a fourteen-year employee of The Coca-Cola Company. During his tenure, he held various management roles in the public affairs arena, first overseeing state government relations for the U.S. As Manager of Shareowner Affairs, he managed relationships with all institutional shareowners concerning corporate governance, social responsibility policy and other proxy matters. Mr. Paris was also responsible for Issues Communications for government relations, environmental, science and regulatory, and technical functions of the Company as Manager of Global Communications. He also served as a primary media relations spokesman on select public affairs issues, providing communication support to senior management and external affairs managers worldwide.

Mr. Paris serves on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, and the Advisory Board of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. He has recently served in a similar role with Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina Chambers and Manufacturing Associations. Mr. Paris is a trustee of the University of Georgia Foundation, the Richard B. Russell Foundation, and the Carter Center Board of Councilors.

He lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife Sandra. They have two children, Eliza, who works in institutional equity sales at UBS in New York City, and Thomas, a first year law student at the University of Georgia.

 

Memberships

Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Board Member

Cobb Chamber of Commerce, Board Member

Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Advisory Board Member

Atlanta Committee for Progress, Government Affairs Advisory Board Member

Florida Chamber of Commerce, Past Board Member

North Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Past Board Member

South Carolina Manufacturers Association, Past Board Member

The Richard B. Russell Foundation, Trustee

The Carter Center, Board of Councilors

University of Georgia Foundation Trustee, Executive Committee, Public Affairs Committee Chair

University of Georgia National Alumni Association, Past President, 2007-2009

University of Georgia Terry College of Business Alumni Board, Past President, 2002-2004

American Society of Corporate Secretaries, Southeastern Chapter President, 1997-1998

Atlanta Committee for Olympic Games, Protocol Manager, Tennis Venue, 1996