Matt Lewis

The Chamber beefs up its online team with blogger Hackbarth

Long-time conservative blogger and new media guru Sean Hackbarth is headed to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to blog for The Chamberpost.

“I was attracted to the Chamber because no other organization in Washington bears more influence on economic policy debates. From reg reform and trade to taxes, education, and energy policy,” said Hackbarth.

Hackbarth previously served as online communications adviser for the Senate Republican Conference (chaired by Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee) and as senior campaign manager for Craft Media. He also helped run the e-campaign for former presidential candidate Fred Thompson.

“I intend to leverage my experience, skills, and network to make the Chamber more prominent in the online conversation, said Hackbarth. “My hope is to establish Chamberpost as a popular destination for thoughtful commentary and information sharing on the key economic and political issues of the day.”

Hackbarth’s hiring comes on the heels of the Chamber’s hiring Nick Schaper — who was Speaker Boehner’s new media director. A top-notch House guy and a Senate guy are now on the Chamber’s team.