Former NASA Communications Chief Joins Phillipps
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Former NASA Communications Chief Joins Phillipps

NASA chief of strategic communications Robert Hopkins is joining Phillips & Company, a global business development and strategic communications consulting firm, as senior vice president and managing director of a new Washington, D.C. regional office.

Paul Holmes

WASHINGTON, D.C.—NASA chief of strategic communications Robert Hopkins is joining Phillips & Company, a global business development and strategic communications consulting firm, as senior vice president and managing director of a new Washington, D.C. regional office.  In addition to managing the growth and development of the new Bethesa-based office, Hopkins will serve as a principal strategist for the firm's space technology and commerce and homeland security and defense practice areas.

 

In his role at NASA, Hopkins directed the offices of communications planning, education, legislative and intergovernmental affairs and public affairs.  He also served as the assistant administrator for the office of communications planning, which provides long-term strategic communications messaging and planning across NASA program offices, mission directorates and centers and also manages all agency commercial strategic partnerships and alliances. 

 

Previously, Hopkins served as senior advisor to NASA deputy administrator Shana Dale and also held leadership roles at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 

 

Headquartered in Austin, Tex., Phillips & Company has operations in Los Angeles, Miami, Washington, D.C., London and Hong Kong.

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