Scott Hogenson is president of Hogenson Communications, LLC, a Dallas-Fort Worth 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 managed talk radio for surrogates during the 2016 presidential election cycle and directed Internet and/or radio operations during the 2004, 1996, and 1992 election cycles. Scott also managed Radio Row / Media Row operations for the 2016 Republican National Convention, as well as the 2004, 1996 and 1992 conventions, while serving as a senior Professional Volunteer for Radio Row at Republican National Conventions in 2008 and 2012.
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, 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 been 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 and the USS John F. Kennedy.
Dan Ronayne is a Senior Consultant for Hogenson Communications. Based in Washington, DC, Dan is a communications strategist and hands-on professional who personally involves himself in all aspects of his projects.
Dan's work has included everything from helping small businesses to Fortune 500 companies and America’s largest trade associations; think tanks small and large; political campaigns from local to presidential; county and state political parties to the Republican National Committee; state legislatures to the United States Senate.
Dan also served as Communications Director for Prince Harry’s Invictus Games Orlando in 2016 for wounded, ill, and injured warriors reaching an audience of more than 2 billion with 400 news stories and interviews in media outlets worldwide. Invictus Games Orlando 2016 earned the Peabody Award for Non-Profit Event Public Relations and was Co-Chaired by President George W. Bush.
An expert in engaging media and navigating news cycles on myriad issues, Dan is a high-producing media booker with relationships built over two decades in radio, television, and written press.
Dan has previously served as Deputy Communications Director for the RNC, Press Secretary for the National Republican Senatorial Committee; Communications Advisor for the U.S. Senate Republican Conference; Spokesman/Bracketing Director for Bush-Cheney ’04; and senior positions at two Washington, DC based PR firms.
In addition to executing communications strategies, Dan is also an experienced educator, as the primary communications instructor for the renowned Republican National Committee Campaign Management College. For nearly a decade, Dan taught America’s top upcoming conservative political operatives the fundamentals of media engagement. His media training conferees have included novice public speakers, business executives, professional athletes, authors, academics, and politicians. Dan prepares his clients for conversations with press reporters and appearances on radio and television by utilizing decades of experience, common sense, and homework.
Dan is also a tested spokesman who has appeared as a guest on CNN, Fox, MSNBC, radio programs coast-to-coast, and been quoted in newspapers worldwide.
Earlier in his career, Dan worked as a reporter and newspaper columnist, and earned his BA in Journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1993.