Megan Buell photoMegan Buell is the Director of Communications for the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security.  Megan was born and raised in Huntington, West Virginia where she attended and graduated from Marshall University earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations, and a Minor in Political Science. She has an extensive non-profit and government background including development, communications, fundraising and marketing. Previously, Megan was the Public Information Officer for the Governor’s Highway Safety Office and the Executive Director of the Blake McMeans Promise Tour.

Prior to moving to Tennessee, Megan was the Development Director for Hospice of Huntington where she was responsible for media, outreach, fundraising and a capital campaign to build a Hospice House on the Ohio River.  Megan started her career in Ashland, KY where she was the Executive Director of Ashland Main Street, and later becoming Executive Director of Junior Achievement of the Tri-State.  During her time in Kentucky, Megan was chosen to participate in Leadership Tri-State, a professional leadership academy that encompasses Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.  She was featured in the Daily Independent newspaper as one of the “Women to Watch”, a special section highlighting women in the Tri-State that would progress rapidly in their careers.

Megan and her family moved to Tennessee in 2005.  Currently, in addition to serving on the State Advisory Board for MADD, she volunteers for the Tennessee United Soccer Club and serves as a committee member for SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and the Tennessee Teen Safe Driving Coalition.  Megan resides in Gallatin, TN with her husband Chris and two boys, Warner and Wesley.