Skip to content

TEAM

We bring ideas to life

OUR TEAM

Team

Anthony Hayes | Founder and President

Anthony Hayes has spent more than 20 years working in communications, crisis, and issue management. In 2017 he founded The Hayes Initiative (THI), an award-winning premiere public affairs firm providing expertise at the crossroads of communications, government relations, and stakeholder management. Anthony has led THI to year-over-year growth and seven-figure revenues by serving clients across industries including AirBNB, Google, City Football Group, the National 9/11 Museum, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Clinton Global Initiatives, The Related Companies, and Blade by establishing a team of trusted and knowledgeable advisors who know that the right connections, preparation, and a defined mission will translate to action and deliver tangible results. In 2022, THI was named PR Agency of the Year by the Stevie Business Awards.

162828843978953756

Taína Borrero | Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development

Taína Borrero’s nearly 20 years’ experience in government relations, communications, nonprofit development, event strategy and execution, and business development help differentiate The Hayes Initiative (THI) as a sought-after cross-sector resource for white-glove public affairs service.

IMG_5147

Jeffry Pennock | Vice President, Public Affairs

Jeffry Pennock recently brought his 15 years’ of experience in political campaigns, government, and the nonprofit sector to the award-winning Hayes Initiative. Jeffry’s expertise across industries allows him to support THI’s wide range of high-profile cross-sector clients and bridge the gap between communications, government relations, and stakeholder management — overlapping buckets that often require multiple specialists. Jeffry manages daily client deliverables around media, communications, government relations, and community relations, providing a single point of contact, firsthand knowledge, and problem-solving.

Screenshot 2022-10-16 233914

Harrison Rose | Executive Assistant & Special Projects

Harrison brings over seven years of C-suite operational support to The Hayes Initiative (THI). He will support the executive team in engaging with clients directly to support their needs and assisting in the management and execution of Special Projects. Before joining THI, he served as an Executive Assistant to several companies, including the CEOs of Compass, Keystone Strategy, and CORE. A critical project Harrison helped manage at THI was the 2022 Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit hosted by Bloomberg Philanthropies, where he managed heads of state press pools and event day media logistics.

output-onlineimagetools

JT Ennis | Assistant Manager, Media Relations

JT Ennis is a dedicated communications professional with experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. At The Hayes Initiative (THI), JT advises his clients on strategic communications objectives. Prior to his work at THI, JT served on the Communications & Public Affairs team at Global Strategy Group, where he supported a range of client work including crisis communications, stakeholder engagement, media placement, policy briefing, social media management, and more. He also worked on the Engel for Congress campaign, where he served as Rep. Engel’s communications and events staffer— directly preparing the congressman for interviews, debates, and forums. As an undergraduate, JT worked as a press intern in Senator Schumer’s Washington office and a legislative intern on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Selden Tenzing

Selden Tenzing is a Junior at City College of New York pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. At THI, Selden supports corporate and non-profit clients on a broad range of communications and public affairs projects. Selden brings experience in community engagement, management, and fundraising to the THI team. She has managed up to 50 volunteers in the New York area for Key Club, an international service organization for high school students. Additionally, she organized events like the annual Flushing Meadows Corona Park Breast Cancer Walk and raised over $1,000 in multiple years for the St. Jude Memorial Foundation.