Your Trusted Partner When It Matters Most

We are our clients’ fiercest advocates and sharpest collaborators.          

Who We Are


We take our responsibility to deliver for our clients seriously.


We do the right thing and never shy away from hard discussions.


We’re always in our clients’ corner, taking action to drive results.

Meet Our Team

Integrity underpins everything we do. 

Driven by the power of relationships, our work is led by experienced communications professionals. We are strategists and doers. We are quick studies who become part of our clients’ teams. We do the work and achieve the results our clients deserve.

Megan Hakes

Owner and Lead Strategist

Megan is equally at home in the boardroom and on the shop floor. Regarded for her experienced counsel and hands-on approach, she is honored to work with many clients for nearly a decade or more.

Chris Jenkins

Vice President

Chris is a former reporter at USA Today and the Associated Press with communications experience in the business community and higher education, Chris works directly with clients and their senior leaders to build – and, when necessary, defend – their reputation.

Sam Orne

PR Director

Sam develops and leads strategic communications campaigns for a variety of clients, industries and audiences. She builds lasting client relationships by understanding their needs, guiding them to success and exceeding expectations. 

Weston Banker

PR Director

Weston leads daily account management at H.PR, developing  internal and external communications plans that drive results. Weston is passionate about connecting with people and celebrating successes, even while working through challenges.

Joyce Shepet

PR Associate

Joyce helps drive project management, research, media planning and marketing automation at H.PR. She also is a board member for two nonprofit organizations focused on farmland preservation and conservation of local waterways. 

Beth Anstandig Killough

Senior Advisor – Executive Coaching

Beth brings over 20 years of university teaching, corporate consulting, and clinical psychology to her leadership and culture development work. Partnering with leaders and institutions all over the world, Beth is based in Silicon Valley where she hosts retreats and workshops from her private horse ranch.

Kate Schroeder

Senior Advisor – Sponsored Content and Paid Media

Kate is an experienced media director with a demonstrated history of working across industries and media. She develops results-driven plans, partnerships and solutions while mining first party and campaign performance data to optimize ROI.