Director of Communications
Phil Hegseth serves as FlourishNow's Director of Communications.
Prior to joining FlourishNow, Phil oversaw digital and social media development at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a national security think tank in Washington, D.C. He launched the organization's first policy-oriented podcast, developed content strategy and managed website development.
Phil started his career in communications at Concerned Veterans for America, a non-profit advocacy organization, where he managed digital media and external messaging. He worked alongside veterans and their families to bring necessary reform and accountability to the Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare system.
Phil has a passion for unlocking the stories of those making a difference in their communities across the world and values the power of today's evolving digital technology as a vehicle for change.
In his free time, Phil enjoys following Minnesota sports teams and working on motorcycles. Phil also follows and writes on national security and current events, and has had his writing published in Fox News, Real Clear Politics, Real Clear Defense, The Star Tribune and The Hill.
Phil has a BA in Communications and Journalism from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He currently lives in Northern Virginia with his wife Amber.