OnSight Public Affairs is pleased to announce that Curtis Hubbard has agreed to join the firm as a partner. Hubbard, who currently works as the editorial page editor at The Denver Post, will start with OnSight on June 17.
“The OnSight team has developed an outstanding reputation for their public-affairs and political work. The prospect of working on projects that benefit Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region, while also building a business, struck me as an ideal fit as I considered my next professional challenge,” Hubbard said.
OnSight Public Affairs was founded by Mike Melanson and Ben Davis in 2009 following Mark Udall’s successful campaign for U.S. Senate. The firm’s services include project management, strategy development, communications and message development, as well as online fundraising and social media strategies. OnSight’s team members have successfully integrated their strengths into a diverse array of projects including the Hickenlooper for Colorado campaign, US Pro Challenge, and the Denver Post Community Foundation. For a complete list of clients and projects click here.
“Curtis brings a wealth of experience from 20 years in journalism,” said Mike Melanson. “We are looking forward to working with him to deliver an even stronger suite of communications services for our clients.”
Hubbard is a leader in both the print and new media environments. Over the course of his journalism career he has covered some of the region’s most notable news events and developed expertise on politics and policy at the local, state and federal levels.
“We strongly believe that great teams can deliver great outcomes,” said Ben Davis. “Throughout his time with the Denver Post, we were always impressed with Curtis’s focus and professionalism while covering some of the most turbulent and impactful stories in recent state history.”
From 2004 through 2006, Hubbard led The Post’s coverage of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West as state editor. He served as the paper’s politics editor from January of 2007 until June of 2011, when he was named editorial page editor. In his current role, Hubbard has continued the paper’s tradition as a community thought leader while driving new initiatives, notably: launching of The Idea Log blog, developing a weekly on-camera interview series dubbed The Roundup, inviting newsmakers to town hall forums, and pushing reader-driven contests to name Colorado’s Top Thinkers and Women of Influence. Prior to joining The Post, he worked as an editor in Boulder and Jackson Hole.
Hubbard earned a bachelor’s degree from Beloit (Wis.) College and is a graduate of Cherry Creek High School. He lives in Louisville with his wife and two daughters.
Though he may earn the additional title of “slowest guy on the bike”, OnSight team members are confident Hubbard will quickly come up to speed — both outdoors and in the office — and look forward to adding his professional expertise to the firm.