Our Approach

We're a team of strategists, researchers, designers, and storytellers who work together to help you communicate with maximum motivating power.

Strategy. Science. Storytelling.

Our work draws on strategic thinking from branding, marketing, politics, and advocacy; insightful research from social science and data science; and the creative disciplines of visual design and storytelling.

Powered by Aspirational Communication

Aspirations are powerful ideas: Our visions of the people we strive to be, the lives we aim to live, and the world we want to live in. They pack motivating power. They shape our identities. They drive our decisions and behaviors.

The most powerful way to inspire and engage people is to connect your cause to their authentic aspirations. 

That’s why the art and science of Aspirational Communication lies at the heart of everything we do.


Our Team

We bring passion, rigor, and imagination to everything we do.

Tiara Broome

Associate, Strategy

Casey Campbell

Associate, Strategy

Aida Fernandez Brillet

Junior Associate, Research

Doug Hattaway


Megan King

Director, Creative

Paige Rice

Senior Associate, Research

Carrie Schum

Executive Vice President

Veronica Selzler

Managing Director, Strategy and Team Development

Pete Tontillo

Director, Science

Jeff Trigilio

Business Manager

Diversity and Inclusion

Hattaway Communications is committed to creating an equitable world, and we know that begins with creating an equitable workplace. We are active listeners, supportive partners, and inclusive leaders in the fight for racial justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. We hold our employees and partners accountable in this commitment.

We create space for our employees and our partners to fearlessly speak truth, authentically express themselves, and enjoy meaningful professional growth. We not only allow for difference but celebrate and dutifully defend it.

We will embody our values and work to achieve our vision by aligning our policies, practices and organizational culture with our commitment to equity and inclusion.

This is a short summary of our 10-page Code of Conduct. If you'd like to read the entire document, please email us at


Strategic? Creative? Passionate? Join our team.

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