Eric Vinyard: Manager, Government Relations & Public Affairs
As Manager of Government Affairs and Public Relations at Hicks Partners, Eric Vinyard supports a broad range of services to accomplish our clients’ goals.
Vinyard provides key support to clients’ legislative and advocacy efforts at the Statehouse. As a registered lobbyist, he works directly with lawmakers to affect change and inform state leaders of client priorities and positions. He provides policy research, issue-specific language drafting, and intelligence gathering to support clients’ legislative and political strategies. In supporting public relation campaigns, Vinyard produces and edits content designed to influence the positions of legislators and lay citizens alike. In addition, he manages and produces the Hicks Partners Insider newsletter with a distribution list of more than 9,000 government, business, and thought leaders.
Prior to joining Hicks Partners, Vinyard worked for AARP and in Washington, D.C. for the National Academy of Public Affairs providing valuable experience in nonprofit advocacy, public outreach, and organizational consulting.
Vinyard is currently pursuing his Master of Public Management and Policy at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University; he previously graduated with honors from The Ohio State University with a double major in Philosophy and Public Management, Leadership, and Policy.