AUSTIN, Texas (Jan. 24, 2023) – Vianovo, a leading strategy consultancy at the intersection of business, policy, and politics, today announced the addition of Hector Valle as a partner in the firm’s Austin office. Valle will work with Vianovo’s leadership to enhance the firm’s corporate, brand, public affairs, and communications practices.
Valle comes to Vianovo from the Texas General Land Office (GLO), where he managed all government relations and communications activities at one of the largest state agencies in the state and served on the executive team as a key advisor to Commissioner George P. Bush.
“We are delighted to welcome Hector Valle to our outstanding team at Vianovo,” said Blaine Bull, the firm’s managing partner. “Few people can match Hector’s reputation for getting things done. His extensive background and knowledge of state and federal legislative processes provides a foundation to create winning solutions for our clients.”
Valle led the public relations efforts for the GLO on a number of large projects during his tenure, including the Alamo Plan, Hurricane Harvey Recovery, the building of the Fort Worth Veterans nursing home, and the Texas Coastal Plan. Valle also oversaw both the marketing efforts of the Veterans Land Board and the Hurricane Harvey campaign to promote flood insurance. These campaigns combined for over twenty awards, including a Lone Star Emmy.
“As a member of George P. Bush’s team at the Texas General Land Office, I had the privilege to work on public policy issues that greatly benefit Texas citizens,” Valle said. “I’m excited to apply my expertise in law, public policy and communications to enhance our work here in Austin and serve existing and future Vianovo clients.”
Previously, Valle served as an Assistant District Attorney and Special Assistant United States Attorney where he prosecuted criminal street gangs for eleven years. He earned his law degree from the University of Texas and his bachelor’s degree at Texas A&M University.
About Vianovo: Vianovo is a boutique consultancy that counsels companies, causes and public figures on high-stakes brand, policy and crisis issues. Founded in 2005 by a bipartisan group of leading political strategists, the firm has offices in Austin, Dallas, Washington D.C., and Mexico City. Through its investment group, Vianovo Ventures, the firm partners with early-stage companies and investors. For more information, visit www.vianovo.com.