Houston, TX — June 12, 2019 — HBW Resources, a leading public policy, communications, and advocacy firm, announced today, Bryson Hull has joined the firm as its new Vice President of Communications and Media. The firm also announced the promotion of Emily Haggstrom to Vice President of Communications and Creative Development.
At HBW, Hull will advise HBW’s multiple energy and transportation clients on communications strategies to propel their business objectives forward and help them navigate complex communications challenges including policy debates, crises and long-term threats to their reputation and license to operate. He will work in HBW’s Washington office.
For the past two years, Hull advised Fortune 500 clients in energy, finance, and transportation on traditional and digital communications strategies for a Washington-based media intelligence company. He brings 17 years of journalism experience to HBW, serving as a bureau chief, foreign correspondent, and country manager for Reuters covering business, politics, and wars in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and North America.
Haggstrom, who has been HBW’s Senior Director of Communications since 2016, will take on expanded responsibility in developing and creating the firm’s advocacy and educational outreach campaign strategies as well as continued work across branding, creative development, and client reputation. She will remain in HBW’s Denver office.
“HBW is thrilled with these personnel moves. Emily Haggstrom has shown a unique communications skill-set, with video production, messaging, and public policy communications that have added to HBW’s core capabilities. Increasing her portfolio will only further enhance our ability to provide value,” David Holt, Managing Partner of HBW Resources, said.
“The addition of Bryson Hull, with his extensive reporting and media expertise, will further solidify HBW as an energy, environment, and transportation market leader in communications. As we look to the future, HBW’s communications team is poised to be a significant part of the U.S. energy policy discussion.”
Hull, who also worked for The Associated Press and Bloomberg, gained significant experience in the energy sector after Reuters hired him in Houston to report on exploration and production companies, pipeline operators, integrated utilities and Enron Corp., which collapsed into bankruptcy a year later.
“I’m thrilled to join the HBW Resources team during transformative times for both the energy industry and the communications business. There’s never been a better time in which to tell a story, nor a more complex and challenging arena in which to do so,” Hull said. “My global perspective, gained by reporting on business and politics in dozens of countries, industries, and environments, will help my clients successfully navigate communication challenges and advance their policy goals.”
Before joining HBW, Emily was the Senior Manager of Media Relations for IHS, Inc. She also worked as the Director of Marketing and PR for a global freight forwarder specializing in transportation for the heavy industries, and content editor and energy staff writer for a Denver-based media company.
“Over the last three years, HBW has grown and become even stronger in the way we serve our clients. As we continue to grow, it will be more important than ever to continue building and creating, strategies that make our clients stronger and deliver on their unique requests. By bringing Bryson onboard with his extensive experience, we can continue to build upon our communications work, providing even better service to current and future clients,” Haggstrom said.
A Connecticut native, Hull holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism with a concentration in political science from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Haggstrom holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
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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.