Frank Tramble VP & CCO, Howard University

Frank Tramble


Over the past 13+ years, Tramble has served in a series of communications leadership positions at both Georgetown University and Michigan State University. He currently serves as the Vice President of Communications and Chief Communications Officer (CCO) at Howard University. He is also an adjunct professor in the Georgetown University Integrated Marketing Communications graduate program.

In his current role, he is responsible for refining and executing Howard’s communications strategy and overseeing marketing, brand, media relations, crisis communications, and reputation management for Howard University, Athletics, and Hospital. He is also responsible for overseeing the office of University Communications (OUC).

Beyond his role as a communications leader, Tramble is also the founder, lead coach, and chief marketing officer of DC Run Crew, a community-based organization that is designed to motivate people to excel in their daily life through the sport of running. Since its founding in 2017, DC Run Crew’s public relations marketing campaigns have garnered attention from major athletic brands such as Lululemon, New Balance, and Nike. Tramble also curates local partnerships to support fellow black-owned businesses and supports charities that address challenges in underserved communities.


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