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July 19, 2021

Dix & Eaton Continues Expanding National Sustainability/ESG Practice with Addition of Senior Communications Leader

CLEVELAND, OH—July 19, 2021—Dix & Eaton announced today that Greg Hoener has joined the firm as a vice president and will be embedded in the organization’s Sustainability/ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) practice.  A proven corporate communications, strategy and sustainability leader, Hoener possesses 15 years of both extensive and innovative experience across industry and consulting roles.

“Greg brings a distinctive combination of experience that aligns directly with our critical priorities, most notably the ability to address additional client service needs in sustainability/ESG communications, our fastest-growing practice area,” said Chas Withers, CEO of Dix & Eaton, “He possesses a blend of skills that match both immediate and long-term goals, and his engaging style will mesh very well with our collaborative culture. We envision him having significant impact on client engagements across the firm.”

Hoener brings broad and deep experience in sustainability/ESG, corporate communications, project management, change management, internal communications, content creation and counseling clients to the firm. Prior to joining D&E, Hoener served as a senior consultant with international environmental and sustainability consultancy ERM. His responsibilities included leading teams and delivering sustainability strategy, governance and disclosure reports and other projects.

Previously, Hoener held progressive corporate communications roles with Cleveland-based real estate company Forest City Realty Trust. As the company’s director of communications, he was responsible for driving strategy and programming for integrated internal and external communications, corporate branding and social media.

Hoener earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from John Carroll University, where he graduated cum laude and served as managing editor of the school’s No. 1 national weekly and regional non-daily student newspaper.

D&E’s broad-ranging portfolio of sustainability/ESG services and capabilities includes messaging and positioning, benchmarking and competitive analysis, communications strategy, stakeholder engagement and materiality assessment, and reporting aligned with various frameworks and standards. The firm’s sustainability/ESG clients include a mix of Fortune 500, large and mid-sized public companies, sustainability-oriented entrepreneurs and universities in a wide variety of sectors across the U.S.

About Dix & Eaton

Dix & Eaton is a strategic communications consultancy specializing in sustainability communications, change management, investor relations, crisis communications, media relations and marketing communications. Working as trusted partners focused on driving results, Dix & Eaton combines deep experience, foresight and creativity with digital intelligence and analysis to help clients realize the full power of communication and generate greater return on investment. Founded in 1952, Dix & Eaton is 100 percent employee-owned and has twice been named the nation’s best midsized firm.

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