Patti Hixon

Patti Hixon
Buie Co.—Panel member
As vice president at Buie & Co., Patti is responsible for all aspects of client success, from providing strategic counsel to tactical implementation on PR and marketing campaigns. She also assists with new business and internal team development.

Certified in the Systematic Development of Informed Consent, Patti is most passionate about work that impacts the Central Texas skyline. Her day-to-day efforts are always focused on the bigger picture of making a positive impact on our growing region. Her client work has ranged from supporting community education around the successful adoption of the City of Bastrop’s new land development code in 2019 to community relations for Waymo to build enthusiasm and trust for self-driving cars.

Before joining the Buie & Co. team, Patti led business development for Jones-Dilworth, Inc., a boutique consultancy that brings emerging technologies to market. In addition to expanding JDI’s client base, she created new lines of revenue for the firm by growing its service offerings and developing a regional new business program. Patti’s role at JDI also included traditional client service, including naming and branding, messaging and positioning, analyst and media relations and content marketing to support business growth through VC fundraising, recruitment, user acquisition and lead generation.

Prior to JDI, Patti worked for Hahn Public Communications, where she managed a variety of PR and marketing programs for clients including Capital Metro, the St. David’s Foundation, Educate Texas, the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA and Pedernales Electric Cooperative. Patti was also a founding member of the digital analytics team at global PR firm Porter Novelli, executing campaigns to inform communications strategies for clients such as Hewlett Packard and PwC.

Patti graduated with honors from Texas State University, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations with a minor in English. She is a graduate of the 2019 Leadership Austin Essential program and the 2013 Emerge program. Patti currently serves as board chair for Generation Citizen Central Texas, and as a member of the steering and grants committees for the Women’s Fund of Central Texas. Patti spends her free time with her family exploring Austin and the surrounding hill country where she was raised.