Paul Umbach, Founder and Senior Principal, is a nationally and internationally renowned strategist who pioneered innovative market research, community health assessment, and economic impact analysis. His leadership of thousands of consulting assignments over the past 30 years in every state and virtually every market in the United States and internationally makes Paul one of America’s most experienced and sought after consultants. Paul is the leading figure nationally in consulting for academic medical centers and for the establishment of new and expanded medical education programs both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Since 2004, Paul has led consulting assignments for 30 new medical schools as well as Graduate Medical Education expansion programs throughout the United States.
Prior to founding Tripp Umbach, Paul was the Executive Director of Economic Development in Elmira, New York, where he was a founding member of the New York State Urban Council. Paul’s first professional appointment after graduate school in 1985 was as Director of Environmental Education for the US Soil and Water Conservation District in Cleveland, Ohio.
Paul has published several books and articles, taught at colleges and universities, and presented at more than 50 state and national conferences on topics of community health, health care reform, economic impact, and regional planning.
Paul is a graduate of Harvard University, where he completed an AMDP with a concentration in Economic Design from the Graduate School of Design. He also holds a Master of Arts from the University of Akron in Economic Geography and Regional Planning and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and English Literature from Concordia University in Nebraska.