The Hotchkiss School is pleased to announce the appointment of Hope Reisinger Cobera as chief communications officer, effective March 30, 2020. Hope will succeed Danielle Sinclair, who has served as interim director of communications since September 2018, following Hellen Hom-Diamond's departure.
As chief communications officer, Hope will lead the overall communications program. She will be responsible for developing and executing an ambitious and forward-looking communications strategy designed to deepen engagement with all of our constituents and support the School in achieving our strategic priorities. Her role will include oversight of Hotchkiss's communications and publications, social media presence, website, leadership communications, and public profile. In overseeing this broad effort, Hope will work in close partnership with the head of school and stakeholders across the School and community.
Hope joins us most recently from her own communications consulting firm through which she has worked with a variety of corporate clients since 2017. Previously, she led client and internal communications for UBS's Wealth Management division in the U.S. Throughout her career, she has led communications strategy, driven marketing efforts, developed social media approaches, and managed crises in a variety of roles at UBS, TIAA, and IBM.
Hope is also a member of the Class of 1988, and therefore brings with her not only experience from the private sector that will be of value, but the perspective of a Hotchkiss graduate as well.
In her words, "I'm really excited to come back to campus to be part of writing the next chapter for our school. Hotchkiss is a special place. This is where I learned how to ask questions, how to think, how to reason, and how to channel curiosity into productive work. Hotchkiss is also where I made my very best friends. It will truly be a privilege to work with Craig, the Board, the faculty and staff - and the entire community of students, parents, and alumni - on shaping Hotchkiss for the future."
Hope holds an A.B. in English from Columbia University. She received her M.F.A. in screenwriting from the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts.