The Hatcher Group is a full-service communications and public affairs firm dedicated to inspiring social change for good. We develop effective communications strategies that spur people to action.

Ed Hatcher, a former journalist and Capitol Hill chief of staff and press secretary, founded the firm in 2000 with the mission of using smart communications to advance progressive social change.  The firm is co-owned and co-managed by Ed’s wife, Angie Cannon, an award-winning journalist who joined the company in 2005.

The Hatcher Group’s 32-person team includes experienced journalists, senior government staffers, savvy digital media strategists, and talented designers. Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., near the nation’s capital, The Hatcher Group has offices in Baltimore and in Maryland’s state capital, Annapolis.

Our clients include major national foundations, nonprofits and other mission-driven organizations. We work proudly with them to build healthy, sustainable communities, support working families, improve education, promote clean energy, and advance social justice.


      • Strategic communications
      • Messaging and branding
      • Media relations
      • Policymaker outreach
      • Design and creative
      • Digital strategies
      • Fundraising communications
      • Video production and editing
      • Crisis communications planning


We remain committed to a simple but critical goal – Inspiring change for good.