Senior Vice President, Public Affairs
With experience working for top public officials and a background in political campaigns, Austin understands the push and pull of developing a winning narrative and helping clients overcome public facing challenges.
Prior to S360, Austin served as an aide to U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) in Washington, D.C., where he worked to execute the office’s outreach and communications strategy. Most recently, Austin served as deputy press secretary for the Democratic Governors Association. Here, he worked on a communications team advising the nation’s top Democratic gubernatorial campaigns in challenging states such as North Carolina, West Virginia, Montana and Louisiana.
Austin also worked as a field organizer on Congresswoman Suzan DelBene’s (WA-01) 2012 electoral campaign and in the D.C. office of Congressman Derek Kilmer (WA-06). Prior to his work in D.C., Austin spent two summers working on a 58-ft commercial salmon fishing boat in Southeast Alaska.
As a Snohomish County native, Austin enjoys all things outdoors, messing about in boats and believes unequivocally that trying new food is the best part of travel. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Washington State University.