Hunter Hackett

Why PR?

“Working across different industries has really stretched my creativity and enhanced my writing skills. I love finding new ways to use communications to solve our clients’ business challenges.”


Fun Fact

As a teenager, Hunter was plucked from the audience to sing onstage with Shania Twain.

Hunter Hackett

Group Manager

Hunter’s journalism and strategic communications experience help in his work writing press materials, planning events, and developing communications strategies that achieve real results for LCWA’s consumer and home goods clients.

Job Highlights

  • Helping coordinate and publicize a complete “outdoor living makeover” as part of the Trex Designer Deck Contest.
  • Creating the theme and designing materials for First Alert’s National Fire Prevention Month campaign.
  • Managing and executing a satellite media tour from inside a client’s home — talk about pressure!

Before LCWA

Hunter started his career in the CNN newsroom, where he assisted reporters, anchors and producers in daily news gathering and production duties. From there, he joined a strategic communications firm in Washington, DC, where he executed major communications plans for government clients.

Involvement

Hunter regularly attends workshops and seminars with the Public Relations Society of America and Publicity Club of Chicago, and has participated in round-table discussions for students at DePaul University on entering the public relations field. He currently coordinates LCWA’s internship program.

Education

A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Hunter graduated cum laude from the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and international studies. He also studied international affairs at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and digital media at the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, DC.