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JR Hipple, Managing Partner

JR Hipple, Managing Partner

Ask anyone who knows JR Hipple and they'll tell you he's a glass-half-full kind of guy who energizes those around him at work and during his daily dip in the pool.

JR is blessed to be highly gifted in all things related to helping organizations manage and communicate change, oftentimes during difficult situations. He spent over 25 years in public relations agencies before striking out on his own and focusing more on leadership, public affairs, and reputation management issues.

JR merged his practice with SIR in 2016, bringing tools, experience, resources, and solutions now to a wide range of clients in the public and private sectors, and especially for higher education organizations.

These days JR is managing a talented young group of professionals who are assessing organizational needs, developing plans, producing videos, conducting social media activity, and even building websites for SIR clients. In a world where content is king, the days of issuing press releases are gone. On top of that, JR is delivering important diversity and inclusion training at senior levels for several clients.

He's genuine, kind, and authentic. Once he knows you, he's always ready to lend a hand (qualities that make him such a great guy). Plus, JR has long been engaged in a wide range of nonprofits in the region, and he helped start Richmond's SportsBackers organization. 

Contact JR at jr.hipple@sirhq.com.

JR is on LinkedIn.