|Birth||October 21, 1988 (Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.A.)|
|Residence||Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.A.|
|Education||Southern Methodist University, Greenwich High School|
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Hope Charlotte Hicks (born October 21, 1988) is the former press secretary for Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, former spokeswoman for Trump's presidential transition team, and current White House Director of Strategic Communications. In January 2017, Hicks was honored with a spot on the Forbes 30 under 30 list, having "served as a one-woman press team for Trump’s historic presidential campaign."
Work with Trump
As an employee of PR firm Hiltzik Strategies, Hicks began working with Ivanka Trump on her fashion line in 2012, and then on other Trump ventures. In August 2014 she joined the Trump Organization full-time. Donald Trump earmarked her for the role of press secretary in January 2015 when planning for a potential presidential run. After Trump's first primary victories, Hicks was asked to make a choice between staying with the Trump Organization or fully pledging herself to the campaign. Her initial decision was to leave the campaign, but Trump convinced her to remain and she has stayed on as press secretary. On December 22, 2016 Hicks was announced to become part of the Trump Administration as the Director of Strategic Communications.
Hicks grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut, did teen modeling and attended Greenwich High School. She is the daughter of Caye Ann (Cavender) and Paul Burton Hicks III, who was an executive vice-president of communications for the NFL.
At age 11, she and her older sister were hired to model for Ralph Lauren. She graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2010, where she also played lacrosse. She worked for public relations firm Hiltzik Strategies.