Paul Finley graduated from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky with a Marketing degree. A resident of Madison since 1995, Paul is the father of three boys Tyler (24), Tanner (21), and Kyle (18).
In November 2008, Paul took over as the Mayor of Madison. Together with the Madison City Council, department heads, and city employees Paul focused on quality of life improvements for every Madison resident. Multiple projects including the Madison Hospital, Hogan YMCA, James Clemens High School, Indian Creek Park Expansion, Target, and the Shoppes of Madison were all started and completed during his tenure.
Also during his initial term, Paul teamed with Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, County Commission Chairman Mike Gillespie, and Redstone Arsenal officials on securing over $100 million of funding for major road projects that had a tremendously positive impact on Madison residents as well as the Tennessee Valley.
After making a decision to not seek re-election in 2012 to focus on family, Mayor Finley was once again elected for his second term as Madison mayor in 2016 running on a platform of teamwork, communication, & engaged leadership.
Paul also serves on the boards for the Madison Hospital, Madison Visionary Partners, United Way, His Hands Ministries, Redstone Federal Credit Union, and the Huntsville Hospital Foundation.
He has over 25 years of professional sales and consulting experience focused on strategic communications and team building of which most recently was utilized with Paul Finley Consulting.
Paul is people-focused and results-driven and looks forward to leading the City of Madison into an even brighter future.