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Leading strategic communications and government affairs firm, The Glover Park Group (GPG), today announced that Paul Hicks will be joining as a Managing Director in the firm’s New York office. Hicks will work in the Strategic Communications practice and will focus on building the firm’s sports communications/marketing business.

Hicks joins GPG from the National Football League where he served as EVP of communications and public policy. Prior to the NFL, Hicks was a regional CEO for Ogilvy PR and worked extensively in its corporate practice for close to a decade.  

“This is a unique opportunity for our firm to add a talented sports executive. Paul’s wide-ranging expertise in global public relations is an exciting new addition for GPG and our clients,” said GPG CEO Chip Smith. GPG has provided strategic communications support for the NFL for the past six years. “Paul’s unique experience will greatly enhance our ability to support the NFL and other sports organizations,” continued Smith.

“As a lifelong NFL fan, this has been an unbelievable five years and I am grateful for the privilege of having been part of the NFL team,” Hicks said. “I am thrilled to join such an outstanding firm and to continue working with the NFL in my new role.” 

The Glover Park Group (GPG) is a leading strategic communications and government affairs firm. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with an office in New York, GPG offers its clients a suite of fully integrated services including public affairs, corporate reputation, media relations, government affairs, opinion research, crisis communications, digital strategy, advertising and brand positioning. Visit for more information.

Molly Corbett