CEO, Three Box Strategic Communications
Three Box CEO Amanda Hill brings expertise in marketing strategy, crisis communications, media relations and experiential marketing to Fortune 500 brands and meteoric private companies. Amanda delivers senior counsel to Three Box clients and builds programming to help companies reach their business objectives through strategic communications. She has led international campaigns for ConocoPhillips, Singularity University and Topgolf, as well as regional brands including The Shops at Willow Bend, Dallas Summer Musicals and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.
Before joining Three Box, Amanda worked in marketing and public relations for Texas Farm Bureau, the state’s largest nonprofit for farmers and ranchers. She started her career in the Dallas office of FleishmanHillard, an international communications agency, where she worked with Shell Oil, Ernst & Young, Yahoo! and the Boy Scouts of America.
Amanda has a bachelor’s in journalism and public relations from Baylor University and a Master of Business Administration from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. She’s a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and earned the Accredited in Public Relations credential in 2013.
In 2018, Amanda was invited to join the Forbes Dallas Business Council and regularly contributes to Forbes.com.
Get to every meeting on time
My job is never boring…
Cooking dinner for my family (That’s kind of rare!)
Make time to talk with someone, no matter how busy you are
A Day in My Life:
What do you love most about Your City?
Dallas has such a layered persona – couture and high-end but also community-focused and kind. Businesses are flocking here, creating a really diverse group of global cultures and perspectives. Our economy is booming, which is great for me as an entrepreneur. I grew up here, so I have a deep love for the people and places that others are just discovering but have always been home to me.
Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?
A McKinney Ave scramble at Bread Winners is one of my favorite breakfasts in Dallas. Actually, anything paired with a mimosa at Bread Winners is amazing!
What are you doing at:
6:00 AM – By 6 a.m., I’ve already been through emails and packed lunch for my kindergartener. My friend, Kelly, and I head out for a run before everyone wakes up. I’ve embraced being a “morning person.” It gives me a jump on the day before things get too hectic.
10:00 AM – As an agency owner, my days are anything but predictable. Mid-mornings are usually client meetings or team updates. Sometimes, though, I have to switch from CEO to mom and attend something for my kids. Today, I had a parent-teacher conference at school, so I rushed from a team meeting to school and back to the office for more meetings.
12:00 PM – Favorite Lunch spot/meal?
Most of my lunches are on the go or at my desk. Once or twice a week, I try to get out for lunch with a colleague, client or friend. A seasonal
soup at Modern Market is great for a quick meet-up, and I love the salad trio with chicken at La Duni for a longer lunch. I really try to maximize my time by using lunches for multitasking.
7:00 PM – Early evening is usually the family routine: dinner with my husband and two boys, followed by bath time for the kids. I read to each boy before bed – Boss Baby and Harry Potter are their current favorites. After everyone is settled, I pull out my laptop and catch up on a few more things.
11:00 PM – I’m either asleep (see 6 a.m. – I get up early!) or watching a quick show before bed. My husband and I are catching up on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel right now. We’re late to jump on the bandwagon, but it’s really good.
What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?
Coffee – a cup after I run and a second when I get to my desk. Then I switch to La Croix or tea to get my water in. I almost never drink anything with meals, which my husband thinks is crazy. Maybe a glass of Cab at night.
Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?
Rent the Runway – nearly everything I wear is rented! I get to try new styles and rarely have to clean out my closet. It’s sustainable, and I can manage my styles from my phone on the go. WAY easier than shopping!
What should everyone try at least once?
Sitting down and having a conversation with an older family member or mentor. Ask them about their life, what they are most proud of, what they would do differently. Those conversations have been some of the most powerful moments of my life.
Where do you enjoy getting lost?
Nowhere. Getting lost is the worst!