Scott Hogenson is president of Hogenson Communications, LLC, a Puget Sound area public affairs firm providing strategic counsel to a variety of corporate and political clients.
Scott’s 25 years of experience in Washington, D.C. includes serving in the George W. Bush Administration as deputy assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, where he was the lead executive for media relations and communications strategy for the nation’s second largest cabinet agency. Scott also previously worked as a senior vice president at the crisis management firm Dezenhall Resources in Washington, D.C.
Having worked on four presidential campaigns as a senior member of the Press Office at the Republican National Committee, Scott is a seasoned political professional. He directed talk radio during the 2016 presidential election cycle and directed Internet and/or radio operations during the 2004, 1996, and 1992 election cycles. Scott has also managed or consulted on radio operations for every Republican National Convention since 1992.
Prior to arriving to Washington, D.C., Scott was a news manager, academician, and prize-winning journalist, receiving awards from the Associated Press and Radio-Television News Director Association. He was also a member of the academic staff at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he lectured on broadcast news in the School of Journalism and worked as managing editor for the Wisconsin Public Radio News Network. Scott has been a contributing editor for National Public Radio in Washington, D.C., a broadcast editor for United Press International, and a news director for radio stations in Virginia and Texas.
Marketing and media analysis round out Scott’s background. He worked as a radio syndicator, media buyer, and broadcaster for the New England Ski Areas Council in Woodstock, Vermont between 1989 and 1992, and served six years as a senior executive with the Media Research Center in Reston, Virginia, where he was the founding editor of CNSNews.com. Scott has served as a member of the consulting faculty at the Buckley School of Public Speaking since 2002 and is an award winning video producer, earning a 2017 Telly Award for his production for a Fortune 500 client.
Scott began his career in communications as a press photographer for the Montevideo (Minn.) American-News. He is a decorated veteran of the United States Navy where he was trained, and worked, on electronic navigation systems while also serving with the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service in a collateral duty capacity as a television news anchor aboard the USS Saratoga (CV-60) and the USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67).