Paul Hicks is a Managing Director with The Glover Park Group with over two decades of senior communications and sports experience. Paul works with GPG professionals to craft custom solutions for Strategic Communications clients.
Paul joined GPG in 2015. Prior to joining GPG, Paul was the Executive Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs for the National Football League. Reporting directly to Commissioner Roger Goodell, Paul led the communications, public affairs and social responsibility functions for the league over a five-year period that included a new collective bargaining agreement, several new television commitments, including the launch of Thursday Night Football, and several high profile social responsibility issues.
Before joining the NFL in 2010 , Paul was the Regional CEO of the Americas for Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide. Paul helped lead 500-plus professionals deliver effective client solutions across two regions and eleven different offices. Paul started at OPR as a director in the Corporate Practice where his crisis work with companies such as Deloitte and McKesson led to his promotion to Head of the Global Corporate Practice and then the Managing Director of the New York office. Before joining OPR, Paul was the Chief of Staff to US Rep. Stewart B. McKinney, including leadership of several winning re-election campaigns.
A native of Aurora, Illinois, Paul received a BA degree from the University of Virginia, where he played four years of varsity lacrosse and walked-on to the football team for a “cup of coffee.” He lives in Greenwich, Connecticut with his wife Caye, with his two daughters, Mary Grace and Hope, close by.