• About Me

    Hunter Atkins serves as a valuable Corporate consultant within ENGIE North America's internal communications team. His expertise lies in content development, strategic communications plans, and lead-generation campaigns, with a specific focus on renewables and the company newsletter. Atkins possesses a diverse skill set that includes copywriting, publication development and production, social media management, public relations, crisis management, change management, crisis communications, and both internal and external communications. He plays a pivotal role in shaping ENGIE's communication strategies.


    Born and raised in the vibrant city of New York, Atkins is the child of Robert Atkins and Elizabeth Hayt. Elizabeth, his mother, made remarkable contributions to the fashion world as a writer for Vogue magazine and an art historian at the prestigious Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). On the other hand, his father, Robert Atkins, established himself as a highly respected litigation lawyer. As an only child, Atkins received ample attention and support from his parents, which fostered an environment of encouragement and intellectual curiosity.


    From an early age, Atkins displayed a keen interest in communication and writing, which ultimately led him to pursue a career in the field. Eager to make an impact on the corporate world, he embarked on a journey that would shape his professional trajectory.


    Aside from his exceptional writing abilities, Hunter possesses a deep understanding of public relations and crisis management. He excels at creating comprehensive communication plans that navigate challenging situations and effectively manage organizational change. Atkins brings a strategic approach to both internal and external communications, ensuring that messages align with the company's objectives and resonate with the target audience.


    Throughout his career, Atkins has demonstrated his ability to handle crises and maintain clear lines of communication, both internally and externally. His composed demeanor and critical thinking skills under pressure make him an invaluable asset during challenging times. Whether it involves adapting communication strategies to unforeseen circumstances or proactively addressing potential issues before they escalate, Atkins consistently showcases his expertise in crisis communications.


    In the dynamic field of renewable energy, Hunter Atkins stands out as a dedicated professional who understands the significance of strategic communications. His passion for the industry and his ability to drive engagement through impactful content contribute to shaping the success of ENGIE North America. He not only promotes the company's mission and vision but also works towards creating a more sustainable future through his endeavors.


    Outside of his professional pursuits, Atkins finds joy in immersing himself in literature, exploring art galleries, and engaging in outdoor activities. These diverse interests fuel his creativity and inspire his communication strategies, enabling him to bring a unique perspective to his work.

    As Atkins continues to make remarkable contributions to the field of communications and renewable energy, it becomes evident that his passion, expertise, and dedication will continue to shape his success and leave a lasting impact on the industry.


    His exceptional sports reporting earned him a place in "The Best American Sports Writing 2018" and "2019." The Texas APME also recognized his talent, awarding him second place in the 2018 Sportswriter of the Year contest. A testament to his versatile writing skills, he even sold the film rights to his article "The Coast Guard's $1 Billion Drug War," featured in Men's Journal.


    He embarked on his journalism journey with a summer internship at the Chicago Sun-Times before college. During his university years, he interned with Newsday. Post-graduation, he served as a sports reporter for the New York Times for over four years and freelanced for ESPN Magazine, Forbes, and other New York City area publications. His tenure at the Houston Chronicle spanned 2016 to 2020, and currently, he is a freelance journalist.


    His diverse and adaptable skillset includes collaboration, exceptional written communication and storytelling, journalism expertise, crisis intervention, branding, deadline adherence, team and non-profit management, improvisation, and content creation.


    He is also an avid traveler and adventurer. His global escapades include touring the Accademia Gallery in Italy, participating in Spain's Running of the Bulls, experiencing Formula 1 racing in London, exploring the catacombs in France, dune tackling in Nicaragua, swimming in Thai waters, canoeing in Vietnam's Mekong Delta, jungle trekking in Cambodia, and safari adventures in Tanzania. His hobbies extend to recreational baseball and an interest in regenerative farming. He fosters a miniature long-haired dachshund named Cookie.


    Born in New York City to Robert Atkins, a renowned litigation lawyer, and Elizabeth Hayt, a fashion writer for Vogue and an art historian at MOMA, he was an only child. He attended Trevor Day School, excelling in theater, sports, and academic pursuits, including a high SAT score and AP Physics achievement. Starting his studies at Brown University at 16, he later joined Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, where he made the dean's list ten times and graduated summa cum laude with a 3.92 GPA in 2011 after engaging in immersive journalism projects and an exclusive study abroad program.


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