Matthew Maxey

Matthew Maxey

Matthew Maxey is the Director of Public Relations at Visit Franklin, where he leads media and government relations efforts. Since joining Visit Franklin in 2016, Maxey has worked closely with traditional media and a team of both in-house and outside content creators to spread the good word about Franklin, Tennessee.

Before Visit Franklin, Maxey came from the worlds of sports and politics. He began his public relations career traveling the country with the American Junior Golf Association before serving as a sports information director at the University of Tennessee at Martin for six years. He also had his own public relations consulting business where clients included non-profits and small businesses, while also serving in various communications and political advisory roles for candidates to the Tennessee Legislature, Governor of Tennessee, and United States Congress. When not working in tourism these days, Maxey is still living the freelancer life as a photographer for ICON Sportswire shooting college and professional sporting events across the Southeast.

Radio Shows featuring Matthew Maxey

Franklin Story

Franklin, Tennessee’s Fuller Story: History beyond the Battlefield and Whiskey

Hear about the initiative Franklin has launched to preserve and share a fuller and accurate truth about its place in American history.  

United States History