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Frank Tramble

Vice President & Chief Communications Officer

  • Office of University Communications


Tramble is award-winning communication and marketing professional who has served in a series of leadership positions at both Georgetown University and Michigan State University. He is an adjunct professor and currently serves as the Vice President of Communications and Chief Communications Officer (CCO) at Howard University.

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. 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 created local partnerships to support fellow black-owned businesses and organizations in DC and has amassed support from thousands in the running community both locally and globally.

Tramble received his bachelor’s degree in advertising management from Michigan State University and his master’s degree in integrated marketing communications from Georgetown University. He also completed a certificate program in executive business leadership from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.