In 2005, Sandra Frazier founded Tandem Public Relations, a firm that focuses on public relations and communication practices for individuals and organizations. Prior to starting Tandem, she worked for FleetBoston Financial Corporation and Doe Anderson where her work experience spanned both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. She also has extensive financial services experience as a result of her current role as a director of Brown-Forman Corporation and the Glenview Trust Company.
Sandra has made strong commitments to the well-being of the community of Louisville, having served as a co-chair of the 21st
Century Parks capital campaign and a co-chair of the Louisville Zoo’s capital campaign. She also has served on other boards, including the Speed Museum, Actors Theatre, the Library Foundation and the Muhammad Ali Center. She fondly remembers her first job where she worked in the day care center at Cabbage Patch Settlement House. “I was blessed to grow up in a family that encouraged, emphasized, and demonstrated a strong responsibility for giving back to the community. Ina Bond (cousin) got me involved in serving on one of the Metro United Way’s community allocation committee. This ultimately began a long chapter of working with non-profits that obviously still continues today,” said Sandra.
Upon being selected to receive the Dr. Lyman T. Johnson Distinguished Leadership Award, she reflected that “Dr. Johnson was an outstanding Kentuckian and a selfless leader who had the independence, foresight, tenacity, and commitment to changing society and our state for the better.”
A native of Louisville, Sandra has a master of science in mass communication and public relations from Boston University, and a bachelor of arts degree in history from Hollins College, a private liberal arts college in Virginia.