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. 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 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.