Tom Hoog served as the vice chairman of training and new business at Hill+Knowlton Strategies. In his decades-long career at Hill+Knowlton, he previously served as president and chief executive officer of Hill+Knowlton, USA, from 1996 to 2001. He was also previously chairman of its public affairs practice and general manager of Hill+Knowlton’s New York and Washington Offices.
Tom was selected by PR Week as one of the 100 most influential public relations practitioners of the past century. In 2003, he was awarded the John W. Hill Award for Excellence by the NY Chapter of PRSA. He was chosen by PRSA as the winner of the Gold Anvil Award, their highest individual honor.
Tom has Capitol Hill experience, serving as the chief of staff for U.S. Senator Gary Hart of Colorado for five years. His involvement in national politics began with his work for the presidential campaigns of Senator Robert F. Kennedy and Senator George McGovern. He also served on the executive committee and national finance committee for then-Governor Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign. His love of serving his country does not stop there, as he spent six years as a naval aviator with the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet and also served at the pleasure of the President of the United States on the Advisory Board of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum.