LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Based in Louisville RunSwitch Public Relations announced that Kirk Hilbrecht has joined the team as vice president. Lt. Col. Hilbrecht was previously the Director of Public Relations / Affairs for the Kentucky National Guard and the Kentucky Department of Military Affairs.
Hilbrecht has built an award-winning career providing public relations, crisis communications, reputation management and media training to Fortune 500 companies, government organizations and military units for over 20 years.
As the director of public relations / affairs for the Kentucky National Guard, Hilbrecht led the organization’s strategic and tactical communications involving the 13,000 people which included the Kentucky Department of Military Affairs, the Kentucky Army and the Air National Guard; and civil contract activities.
During Hilbrecht’s tenure, the Kentucky PAO office was cited for five years in a row as the most published public affairs magazine of the 54 states, territories, and districts.
Prior to Hilbrecht’s active-duty tour, he was president / co-owner of Videobred, a leading full-service video production facility. Prior to joining Videobred, Hilbrecht was SVP at Doe-Anderson Advertising where he co-built and managed Doe-Anderson Interactive.
âI am honored and delighted to join the RunSwitch team,â said Hilbrecht. âThis group of talented public relations professionals provide businesses and organizations with a full range of services to achieve their internal and external communications goals. I am excited to get down to business and show clients what we can do for them! “
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