Hope Hicks served from January 2017 to April 2018 as White House Communications Director and Director of Strategic Communications. In this role, Ms. Hicks oversaw the administration’s communications strategy and led a team responsible for creating and coordinating key messages relating to economic issues, domestic policies and international affairs. She directly advised the president, members of the cabinet and senior White House officials on strategic communications opportunities and positioning.

Ms. Hicks previously served as Press Secretary and Communications Adviser to the Trump campaign throughout the 2016 presidential election, during which she was responsible for creating and executing the campaign’s communications strategy. Prior to joining The Trump campaign in January 2015, she served as the Director of Communications for the Trump Organization. In this role, Ms. Hicks oversaw public relations and marketing campaigns for the real estate, hospitality, entertainment and golf portfolios.

Previously, Ms. Hicks worked at Hiltzik Strategies, a firm specializing in crisis management, brand building for high-profile individuals and corporate communications for clients at the intersection of celebrity, media, finance, technology and sports. Prior to this, she worked for the Zeno Group, a DJE Holdings company, as an assistant account executive working on consumer PR, earned media and social media campaigns for major consumer brands and publicly traded companies.

Ms. Hicks earned a BA in English from Southern Methodist University.