Stacy Hope, Director of Communications
Stacy L. Hope is the Communications Director at the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the U.S. Helsinki Commission. Since 2014, she has guided all communications activities of the Commission, including strategic planning, messaging, media relations, and digital outreach.
A veteran communicator specializing in transatlantic relations, Stacy is an accomplished high-level advisor as well as a hands-on team leader. For almost two decades, she has developed and implemented integrated communications programs that successfully articulate complex global issues and build support among high-level government officials, the media, policymakers, academia, civil society, and the general public.
As the senior communications advisor to the Delegation of the European Union in Washington, Stacy counseled EU officials on multifaceted programs effectively connecting American audiences with crucial European political issues. During her six-year tenure with the EU, she introduced several new initiatives to expand the reach of the Delegation among key constituents, including a series of high-level conferences, a comprehensive social media program, and a flagship influencer event series.
From 2004 to 2008, Stacy led national and international communications programs for the British Council, the United Kingdom’s cultural relations organization. In addition to directing the development, execution, and evaluation of an outreach strategy engaging the next generation of US decision-makers with the UK, she served as the organization’s spokesperson and headed international marketing projects in 12 countries in North America and Western Europe.
Prior to joining the British Council, Stacy worked as the external relations officer for the Department of State's Fulbright Student Program at the Institute of International Education, where she managed the program’s first-ever integrated recruitment, public awareness, and media relations initiative.
Stacy launched her career at Golin/Harris, an international public and media relations firm. She holds a BA in international relations and journalism from the University of Southern California, an MSc in international relations from the London School of Economics, and a professional diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK). She is a published author, a Fellow of the Truman National Security Project, and has held numerous volunteer leadership positions. Stacy currently serves as the immediate past president of the board of directors of the Public Relations Society of America's National Capital Chapter.