Tampa, Fla. (May 3, 2011) – Tucker/Hall, Inc., one of Florida’s leading public relations and public affairs firms, has appointed Guy Hagen as vice president and shareholder. He will lead the firm’s technology, research and social media efforts. Hagen began working with Tucker/Hall, Inc. in 2008. His career spans 20 years as an experienced senior researcher and entrepreneur in Florida’s technology sectors.

Hagen was a founder of Advanced Interactive Inc., a technology startup which developed solutions for seamlessly integrating multimedia felon databases. Throughout his career, Hagen has been recognized for his efforts at the University of South Florida, where he helped establish and direct the economic development and technology industry partnerships. Hagen’s work was acknowledged with a national productivity award and peer-reviewed publications.

In 2001, Hagen founded Innovation Insight, a Florida research consulting firm specializing in market and technology intelligence. The firm provided service for social media strategy, analysis and development, organizational and social network analysis, qualitative+quantitative communications research design and execution.

Tucker/Hall is a communications consulting firm that offers public relations services in the areas of strategic communications, public affairs and crisis communications. Founded in 1990, Tucker/Hall has built a statewide, national and international practice from its Tampa base. The firm works with Fortune 500 corporations, fast growing companies, nonprofit organizations and government agencies.