Matthew Tramel appointed chief communications officer of the Investment Program Association
The Investment Program Association (IPA) has appointed Matthew Tramel as chief communications officer.
Tramel will direct the IPA's overall strategic communications to all audiences, including sponsor, broker-dealer and associate members, the media and other constituencies, and will be responsible for creating greater understanding of direct investments generally.
"We're excited to have such a high-calibre communications professional join the IPA," says Kevin M Hogan, president and CEO of the Investment Program Association. "Matt has extensive experience working with our many audiences and has played a pivotal role in the IPA's public relations initiatives. As we expand our reach and address new and more complex issues, we're confident that Matt's talents will make a meaningful contribution to our association."
Tramel joins the IPA from Inland Real Estate Investment Corporation, a sponsor of real estate investment trusts (REITs), private placement products and institutional capital funds based in Oak Brook, Illinois. Since 2011, Tramel served as vice president, chief marketing officer, where he led marketing communications strategy for the company and its products. These included communications to the sales, broker-dealer and financial advisor channels, investors, the media, and industry associations. His team was responsible for SEC and FINRA-compliant print and web-based materials, and developed an advisor education platform.
From 2008 to 2010, Tramel was director of media relations and internal communications for The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies. In this capacity, he served as a corporate spokesperson to national, local and real estate print and television news outlets, and advanced the company's public relations platform. He also executed investor relations initiatives for both publicly traded and non-traded REITs.
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