Jeff Hahn is the owner and principal of Hahn Public. Jeff focuses on brand crafting, message development and crisis communications for the firm’s clients; he also leads the public health practice area. He has practiced public relations for nearly three decades.
Prior to joining the firm, Jeff was communications director at Freescale Semiconductor and public affairs director at Motorola Semiconductor. For those companies, as well as with Motorola’s corporate office in Schaumburg, Illinois, and Lockheed Space Operations in Titusville, Florida, he served in roles including government relations, media relations, crisis communication, analyst relations, business operations, employee communication, financial communication and executive communication.
Jeff serves on the Board of Advisors for the School of Communication Studies at Texas State University. He serves as a volunteer for the Austin Chamber of Commerce, and is a past Membership Committee Chair; he was also the Austin city campaign co-chair for the United Way campaign in 2010. Jeff has served on a number of nonprofit boards including the E3 Alliance’s Student Success Strike Force (2018 Chair). He was Board Chair for LifeWorks in 2003 and for Keep Austin Beautiful in 1998 and 1999. He is also a 2002 graduate of Leadership Austin.
Jeff grew up on a farm in Iowa and moved to Texas in 1984 by enlisting in the United States Air Force. He served at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio where he completed an associate degree in administration, then graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1990 from The University of Texas at San Antonio. He is formally trained in persuasion communication and holds a master’s degree in communication studies from Texas State University.