Hope Hicks was appointed to the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board in December 2020.
Hope Hicks served from March 2020 to January 2021 as Assistant to the President and Counselor, where she oversaw strategic initiatives within the White House to advance the President’s agenda. In December 2020, President Trump appointed Hope as a member of the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
Prior to returning to the White House, Hope served as EVP and Chief Communications Officer of Fox Corporation from October 2018 until March 2020. During her time at FOX, Hope worked alongside members of the executive team, leading communications and public affairs efforts.
Hope served from January 2017 to April 2018 as White House Communications Director and Director of Strategic Communications. Hope was the youngest aide ever to be appointed as a commissioned officer with the title of Assistant to the President, at just twenty-eight years old. In this role, she oversaw the administration’s communications strategy and led a 40-person 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.
Hope 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. Hope has extensive relationships with members of the national, regional, and local media.
Prior to joining the Trump campaign in January 2015, Hope served as the Director of Communications for the Trump Organization. In this role Hope oversaw public relations and marketing campaigns for the real estate, hospitality, entertainment, and golf portfolios at a time of extensive growth. Previously, Hope 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. Having worked with a diverse group of clienteles, Hope has extensive experience in corporate and crisis communications, as well as profile management.
Hope earned a BA in English from Southern Methodist University, where she was four-year captain of the women’s lacrosse team.