About Us

PAUL SHASHY

Founder

 

Paul Shashy was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama. At the age of 17, Paul started his first business, Bandimals LLC, where he imported and sold children’s toys in 50 stores across the Southeast. He was awarded the National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneurs Scholarship for his successful small business. Paul graduated from The University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He then attended UA’s Manderson Graduate School of Business, earning an MBA with a specialization in finance. 

 

Paul has served as Public Affairs Specialist for Big Communications, where he managed statewide public affairs campaigns. As the founder of Pash Communications, he’s served as a lead consultant on legislative, executive branch, and judicial races. In 2018, Paul was featured in the The Yellowhammer's Power & Influence 50, an annual list of the 50 most powerful and influential players in Alabama politicsbusiness and state government. Most recently, Paul served as Campaign Manager for U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville  He lives in Birmingham with his wife, Kathleen, and their dog, Hank.

LAUREN HUFFMAN

Graphic Designer

Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Lauren acquired a knack for making things beautiful at an early age. As a Public Relations major at The University of Alabama, graphic design was a component of the coursework that earned the program a #1 ranking in 2008. She didn't know where this degree would take her, but with a lot of creativity and hard work, Lauren was able to begin her career in 2012 with UAB (The University of Alabama at Birmingham) in the role of marketing and program development for the Department of Psychology. She quickly re-branded the department and focused much of her efforts on designing news magazines, brochures, and course flyers to increase visibility and enrollment on campus. Somewhere in those 3 years she decided that her passion was truly graphic design.

 

In 2015, she  began working for McGriff, Seibels & Williams, an insurance brokerage firm that has been a staple in Birmingham for over 100 years. As an industry that lies outside the box of traditional graphic design, she has truly thrived in an environment that challenges her every day. In 2017, she was awarded "BB&T Great Performer" and "McGriff Top Performer" for a year long re-branding campaign she lead in 2016. While focused on the corporate world by day, she loves taking on freelance projects and contract work for anyone who needs a little creativity to liven up an invitation or a media package to start a new business.