Roger Nyhus is our interim vice president of External Relations. Photo: Nyhus Communications.
Interim Vice President, External Relations
Roger Nyhus is interim vice president of PATH’s External Relations, which includes oversight of communications and brand strategy as well as increasing private support of PATH’s mission among individuals, corporations, and partners. As president and CEO of Nyhus Communications LLC, he has advised business and government leaders around the world since founding his firm in 1994. His specialties include strategic counsel, branding and positioning, media relations, issue and crisis management, executive communications, community and government relations, internal communications, and special events.
Before he founded his firm, Mr. Nyhus was the longest-serving communications director for Washington Governor Gary Locke and developed branding and public relations supporting Washington State’s winning bid for development of Boeing’s 787 airplane. Prior to joining the governor’s office, Mr. Nyhus advised Seattle Mayor Paul Schell and was a member of the executive team and director of corporate communications at Teledesic, a high-profile technology startup funded by telecommunications pioneer Craig McCaw, Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, Boeing, Motorola, and Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal.
Mr. Nyhus also has served as a strategic counselor to clients such as the private investment company Eagle River, the national wireless services provider Nextel, plus NEXTLINK (now XO Communications), XYPOINT, the Frank Russell Company, and the Free Willy Keiko Foundation. Prior to his public relations career, Roger was a general assignment and political reporter for The Associated Press in Seattle; Olympia, Washington; and Juneau, Alaska.
In 2010, Mr. Nyhus was named Business Leader of the Year by the Greater Seattle Business Association, and Nyhus Communications earned the Seattle Mayor’s Small Business Award in 2009. He is an affiliate member of the professional advisory board of Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.
Mr. Nyhus has a BA in communications from Washington State University.