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.
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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.
Morning ritual: Coffee, get my toddler out of bed and dressed, more coffee
Source of inspiration: Living in the present, fully and contently
Sunday soundtrack: Van Morrison
Dusk or dawn?: Dusk. There is nothing more beautiful than a pink sky
Most loved Houston spot: My happy place is inside the Cy Twombly Gallery at the Menil
Favorite movie: The English Patient
I work in PR because: I love what I do…every. single. day.
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.
Morning ritual: Gym. Coffee. More coffee. Toddler time.
Secret talent: Jigsaw puzzles
Indulgence: Drinking red wine and drawing cartoons
Source of inspiration: My daughter
Sunday soundtrack: Anything from Dave Brubeck to David Bowie.
Dusk or dawn?: That’s like asking wine or coffee – I like (need?) both!
Favorite movie: If anyone with a toddler has time to watch movies, please email me your secret.
Life philosophy: There’s a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in
I work in PR because: I love using both the analytic side and artistic side of my brain to help people achieve their goals
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.
Morning ritual: Snooze my alarm three times, stretch, cup of ginger tea & green tea, pushups
Secret talents: Playing the piano and drums, music production, and math
Indulgence: Solitude, music, & exercise
Source of inspiration: The 80-year old version of myself
Sunday soundtrack: Mix of electronic, house and contemporary jazz
Reading right now?: Mastery, by George Leonard
Dusk or dawn?: Neither, night
I work in PR because: I have a creative and overactive mind, and PR helps channel that creativity
Morning ritual: Wake up. Play Madonna’s Greatest Hits on Spotify. Feed my cat.
Secret talents: Great at impressions.
Indulgence: Cleaning out my closet as an excuse to buy more clothes.
Most Loved Spot in Houston: Anywhere I can get a good view of the skyline.
Source of Inspiration: Constantly being in competition with myself, ensuring I’m always progressing.
Sunday soundtrack: Fleetwood Mac.
Favorite Movie: The Sound of Music.
Dusk or dawn?: Dusk.
I work in PR because: I enjoy the mix of office disciplines and connecting with others. No day at work is exactly alike and I love that!