Kristen Hawn | Partner
Kristen has a decade of experience specializing in corporate public affairs campaigns. For five years, Hawn served as the Communications Director for the influential Blue Dog Coalition, reporting directly to over 50 Members of the United States Congress and serving as senior advisor and spokesperson tasked with communicating the group’s priorities to all local, national and international media. Hawn developed strategic communications campaigns around energy, budget, tax and health care priorities, including multiple budget cycles, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Hawn also served as liaison to the White House, the business community and key third party allies.
Prior to her work in Congress, Hawn worked for international corporate public relations firm Fleishman-Hillard, serving as the Washington, D.C. account lead for one of the firm’s largest corporate clients, SBC Communications. Hawn worked closely with SBC’s internal communications team, where she led the development of key messages, strategic outreach and media relations surrounding the company’s historic merger with AT&T. Hawn also directed communications activities surrounding SBC’s corporate foundation and oversaw the communications and public affairs efforts of a major multi-company tax initiative.
Hawn holds her Bachelor of Arts in Plan II Honors from the University of Texas at Austin.
Alison Harden Siciliano, Partner
Ali has spent over a decade in Washington, DC, and is a veteran in the arena of public affairs, grassroots and politics. After beginning her career in the press office of the 2000 Bush for President Campaign in Austin, Texas, Siciliano was tapped to work for First Lady Laura Bush in the White House. She handled media outreach around Mrs. Bush’s priorities and events, and managed all media interviews with leading print and network news outlets. Additionally, Siciliano worked closely with the White House press corps on all White House and State Diplomatic events.
Following her post in the White House, Siciliano served as Communications Director for Congressman Chris Chocola, of Indiana’s Second District.
In 2004, Siciliano joined the Bush-Cheney Re-Election Campaign where she served as the media spokesperson to Laura Bush and traveled with her throughout the 2004 presidential campaign.
Siciliano has worked for the corporate public affairs and grassroots advocacy firm DCI Group, LLC, as well as Public Strategies, Inc., where she applied extensive political and media experience to corporate clients. She developed and implemented strategic communications and public affairs campaigns for a wide range of corporate clients, including leading energy, government consulting, and financial services companies.
Ali Siciliano was an in-house consultant to a major Texas utility to assist with messaging, communications and lobbying strategy during the Waxman-Markey energy legislation battle in the House of Representatives. In addition, Harden provided crisis management for the nuclear energy industry following the Fukushima event in Japan. She has developed strategic campaigns around energy issues including climate change, fracking, renewable sources of energy, EPA regulations, and nuclear energy during her career.
Siciliano holds her Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Public Relations from Purdue University.