Paul Tash is president of Tash Communications, a full-service public relations and advertising firm he founded in 1995. Tash Communications develops and manages complete marketing, public relations and advertising campaigns, and provides consulting. Tash Communications also is publisher of two trade journals, the Montana Tavern Times and the Georgia Amusement Journal, and is Western Montana’s premier designer and supplier of interpretive signs.
Tash is a founding member of the Montana chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and is a past president. In addition, he has served as a vice president of the Butte-Silver Bow Chamber of Commerce, member of Silver Bow Kiwanis, board member of Butte Crimestoppers, and past president and current member of the Butte Press Club.
Tash is a journalist by trade, graduating from the University of Montana Journalism School in 1984 with a major in journalism and minor in English. He also attended Western Montana College from 1980 to 1982. He worked for The Montana Standard for nearly 11 years in a variety of posts, including reporter, state editor, and radio and television editor. He also earned awards for his humor-column writing.
A Dillon native, Tash graduated from Beaverhead Co. High School in 1979. He is the son of former Western professor and administrator Dr. Dale Tash. He is married to Carol, a WMC grad, and they have two children, Nick and Jorie.