Our Story

In 2018, with decades of experience at the forefront of communications strategies in the renewable energy industry, the Innovant Public Relations team decided to branch out. Innovant Public Relations, a communications strategy firm, was launched with the goal of supporting companies, both in the clean energy sector and elsewhere, that are seeking community outreach counsel and support, media relations, event management, and branding. We understand the importance of listening to our clients, using a narrative that resonates with target audiences, working on tight deadlines, and building and maintaining lasting relationships.

Get To Know Us

Sarah Bray

Sarah Bray

President

Sarah has a track record of developing strong brands and communications strategies aimed at increasing public awareness. Sarah has secured feature stories in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Economist, The Atlantic, the Chicago Tribune, the Houston Chronicle, Texas Monthly, on NPR nationally and regionally, and in countless regional, local and trade publications.

Sarah brings nearly 20 years of public relations and outreach experience and directed corporate communications at two leading renewable energy companies. Prior to entering the energy space, Sarah worked for PR agencies representing an array of clients in the hospitality, nonprofit, and retail sectors in Houston.   Sarah is actively involved in the Houston Arts Community and served on the Board of Directors of Art League Houston for six years, including as President of the Board from 2015 – 2016.

Erin Szalkowski

Principal

Erin graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 2007. As former Senior Counsel and Head of Land at Clean Line Energy, Erin has over eight years of project management and public outreach experience. She is well versed in renewable energy strategy for state and local permitting processes, as well as public engagement. Erin served as Clean Line’s legal and/or land representative in community roundtable meetings, public open houses, public hearings, and direct landowner negotiations in nine states. Erin saw firsthand and has a great appreciation for how strong brand identity and project support can bolster broad public perception, enhance a desired narrative with target audiences, and ultimately help to secure necessary regulatory permits for clean energy projects.

Erin Szalkowski
Louis Pitre

Louis Pitre

Designer & Web Developer

Louis graduated from the University of Houston’s Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts Graphic Design program. Louis has worked in-house as a graphic designer for Clean Line Energy and also worked for ttweak, a top-tier branding agency in Houston. Louis has a deep understanding of design elements and communications standards necessary to create inviting, simple, and clear narratives. Louis brings a modern and clean aesthetic to his design products and works to ensure that messaging is presented effectively. Louis is a true creative and outside of work enjoys writing music and playing the drums and piano.

Ty Hughes

Intern

As an intern for Innovant Public Relations, Ty spends his time supporting efforts across the board, from ensuring that large client mailings are completed well and on time, to building media lists and pitching stories, to researching event themes and qualified vendors.  Ty also supports Innovant’s social media efforts by implementing creative ideas to give Innovant PR a voice in the ever changing world of online media.  Since Ty graduated from the University of Houston’s Jack Valenti School of the Communication, he has worked remotely and in-house as a social media manager for The Montrose Center and six restaurant groups across Houston. With a thirst for knowledge, Ty continues his public relations journey and stands ready to learn and ready to wow. 
Ty Hughes

What We Do