Hanson Hosein is the Director of the Communication Leadership master’s program at the University of Washington and the President of HRH Media Group LLC  a media production and communications strategy firm that has worked with organizations such as Microsoft, Intel, Facebook, Tableau Software and the King Country Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

He’s a pioneer of multimedia storytelling: as an Emmy and Overseas Press Club award-winning journalist for NBC News, a solo TV war correspondent with MSNBC and CBC and a documentary film director whose work has been streamed and broadcast worldwide.

While at the UW, Hanson has also been recognized as Seattle’s “Most Influential” as he engages publicly with the region’s leaders on-camera and on-stage. This work is captured within the Bezos Center for Innovation as a permanent exhibit at the city’s Museum of History and Industry, his book Storyteller Uprising: Trust and Persuasion in the Digital Age, and through various global gatherings.

Hanson regularly keynotes and convenes conversations for major tech companies, serving as well on a number of non-profit boards including the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and NPR station KUOW.

He has law degrees from McGill University and the University of Paris, and a master’s in journalism from Columbia University. Presently, Hanson is especially intent on applying his decades of experience to bolstering human prosperity through trustful forms of connection — even as he mentors a new generation of leaders.

Watch Hanson’s TEDx talk “Why I drop the mic” and his Creative Mornings presentation on Creativity and Compassion.