Leadership

Aaron Murphy

Vice President, Creative Director

He hasn’t scaled a Peruvian mountain, lived among grizzly bears, or starred as a movie extra, but as a documentary film buff, Aaron can tell you a little about each of them.

Aaron Murphy

Christina Nicols

Senior Vice President, Director of Strategic Planning and Research

Christina never met a white board she didn’t love. As Hager Sharp’s brainstorming expert, her infectious smile and gift for interacting with people helps draw out team ideas and insights that make her an invaluable strategic planner.

Christina Nicols

David Hoff

Senior Vice President

David is hooked on education news and policy and has been at every stop in his career, though he does confess to reading the sports page first in the morning.

David Hoff

Debra Silimeo

Executive Vice President

A communications strategist with high-level policy experience and a reporter’s eye for news, Debra’s mission is campaigns that make a difference. She loves adventure and volunteering: parachuting, hiking, or camping with Girl Scouts.

Debra Silimeo

Elizabeth Osborn

Vice President

Elizabeth loves social marketing and her hometown of Rochester, NY. When she’s not thinking about the four P’s of marketing, she’s hitting the ski slopes, cheering on the Bills, shopping at Wegmans, or espousing the virtues of cold weather.

Elizabeth Osborn

Jennifer Wayman

President and CEO

Jennifer leads Hager Sharp with a creative and entrepreneurial spirit. She enjoys traversing the United States in search of adventure with her husband and four children, and is a die-hard fan of the Washington Nationals.

Jennifer Wayman

Joanne Lim

Vice President

Joanne is obsessed with culinary experiments in her kitchen, scouting places on Lonely Planet to explore with her husband, concocting stories with her Star Wars potato heads, and Zumba. She’s quite a character.

Joanne Lim

Katherine Nicol

Senior Vice President

Katherine is driven by making a difference and passionate about public health. Though a D.C.-area resident for nearly 20 years, she stays true to her N.J. roots—she’s a die-hard Yankees fan and gets satellite radio solely for the E Street Band channel.

Katherine Nicol

Mike Gallagher

Senior Vice President, Creative Director

Mike is an Emmy-winning writer who gained his knack for storytelling from his history teacher mom, his appreciation of multiple perspectives from his diplomat father, and his love of beer from those two years stationed in West Germany.

Mike Gallagher

Trish Taylor

Executive Vice President, Health

As a PhD with background as an account planner and a fitness instructor, Trish is well versed in all aspects of successful public health communications. As the mother of three below the age of 7, she’s also an expert in multi-tasking her way out of chaos.

Trish Taylor

Walter Watts

Chief Financial Officer

Walter grew up on military bases across America, which explains his passion for America’s Team…the world famous Dallas Cowboys!

Walter Watts