Firm Expands After Delivering Growth in Challenging Year
Houston, TX – Leading strategic public policy, communications, and advocacy firm HBW Resources today announced that Meghan Thacker joined the firm as Vice President of Federal and State Affairs, and Marc Brown has joined as Senior Director of State Affairs.
Thacker and Brown expand HBW’s geographic reach in the Gulf, the West, and New England, and strengthen its deep bench of policy and regulatory expertise.
“Reflecting the incredible growth of HBW Resources in a challenging 2020, especially in our federal and state affairs practice groups, we are pleased to add two senior leaders with great experience to our team,” HBW Resources Managing Partner David Holt said. “As we look to the new Congress and Biden Administration, HBW’s state and federal teams are poised to be a significant part of the future U.S. energy policy discussion.”
At HBW, Thacker will help drive productive outcomes for clients on the federal, local, and state government levels. Besides supporting HBW Resources’ federal and state affairs teams overall, Thacker brings specific expertise to build and advance HBW Resources client goals in the areas of public lands, agriculture, and conservation policy.
With over 12 years of natural resources policy experience on Capitol Hill working for members of the Louisiana delegation and Senator Steve Daines from Montana, Thacker has unique abilities and expertise to diversify and build coalitions across geographies. As a Louisiana native and former Executive Director of the Senate Western Caucus, she holds key relationships with federal, state, and local officials and industry stakeholders across the country and is a welcome addition to the HBW Resources team.
“I am excited to join a dynamic, outcome-driven firm like HBW Resources. With a track record of delivering concrete, powerful results for clients and a commitment to facilitating the long-term resilience of our country’s energy and natural resources and its workforce, I’m looking forward to being part of HBW’s team as I build clients across the Gulf and Western regions,” said Thacker.
“Thacker’s unparalleled expertise and deep relationships will be invaluable in navigating a wide variety of critical policy issues for our clients,” Holt said.
Another veteran in state and federal affairs, Brown will advise HBW clients on energy and telecom policies and regulations at the state level. He will focus on expanding HBW’s state presence throughout New England by helping to deliver positive legislative and public policy outcomes for its clients.
From advising candidates for federal and state offices to leading prominent non-profit public advocacy organizations, Brown brings 20 years of business, advocacy, and government affairs experience to HBW Resources. Prior to joining HBW, Brown was Executive Director of the New England Ratepayers Association, where he testified on energy and telecom policies before local, state, and federal agencies; intervened in dockets before state utility commissions, and successfully filed petitions before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
“I am excited to be joining the talented team at HBW Resources. I look forward to using my New England network and vast experience to help to deliver positive results for both current and future clients,” said Brown.
“The addition of Marc Brown, with his extensive state and federal policy and advocacy expertise, will further solidify HBW as an energy, environment, and transportation market leader,” said Holt.
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About HBW Resources:
Headquartered in Houston with offices across the U.S., HBW Resources is a strategic advisory firm that excels at navigating clients through the intersection of politics, policy and industry innovation. The company’s multidisciplinary approach helps clients achieve goals by shaping industry dialogue, designing innovative solutions and crafting sensible policy via media and regulatory affairs, government relations and environmental and social governance. HBW’s industry experts offer hands-on experience and strategic counsel, plus consulting and risk mitigation services for businesses dependent on the sociopolitical and economic landscape. To learn more, visit HBWResources.com.