The Team

Scott Walker
President & Strategy Chief (PR, media, social and digital)

Scott is a former Emmy and Murrow-winning news anchor who left the local news game in 2018 – after 23 years! – to launch Scott Walker Media. 

At Scott Walker Media, Scott’s extensive contacts in the media industry give him an unparalleled advantage. He doesn’t just say he’ll get clients earned media (the free kind!), he gets them earned media. Scott’s expertise lies in media relations/public relations, media training/coaching, branding and brand management, social media management, video production and voiceover. Every business has a story to tell and we make sure our clients tell it the right way.

Scott’s Social Media Boot Camp, which focuses on the proper ways to use social media to avoid being expelled or fired, is extremely popular among elementary schools, high schools, colleges, college athletes, professional athletes and businesses. Scott believes in reaching students in middle school, when they’re first exposed to social media, to help them avoid the many pitfalls they encounter at that difficult age and beyond. Social Media Boot Camp has been presented more than 100 times in the past two years, with audiences ranging from 5th grade to the New Orleans Pelicans. READ MORE

Whitni Schmidt
Vice-President, Media and Branding

An advertising and marketing pro, Whitni also comes from the world of television news. She began her media career in 2008 as an Account Executive at WGNO-TV, where she was a top producer of new business. After four years, Whitni moved to WVUE-TV to take on a similar role, but with more responsibilities.

As an Account Executive, Whitni worked with local businesses to develop TV ad campaigns. From media buys to production, she handled all aspects of her clients’ accounts. In 2015, she left TV news to create Streamline Marketing Solutions, a boutique advertising agency that gave her the opportunity to consider her clients’ best interests first.

Whitni joined Scott Walker Media in 2020 as a Vice-President focusing on Media and Branding strategy, where she continues to put together comprehensive ad packages based upon the unique needs and solutions for each client. Whitni makes sure every client gets the most bang for their buck without pressuring them to spend beyond their comfort level. The advertising and marketing process is simplified for our clients because SWM is the facilitator of all media plans and the point person for all ad-related inquiries.

Reneé LeBouef
Social Media Strategist

Reneé joined the Scott Walker Media team in January 2021 to help grow the company locally and regionally. Based in Dallas, Reneé specializes in Facebook ads and media buying, with a focus on e-commerce, and leads holistic digital marketing strategies for brands.

Reneé was part of the Pure Barre corporate marketing team while living in South Carolina, then moved to New Orleans to join the Gambel Communications team. She has also run her own social media company, worked in the large-scale wellness industry and is part of the digital team for The Tapping Solution, a meditation app.

Reneé attended Spring Hill College in Mobile and is a native of Larose. 

Faith Hiles
Communications Strategist

Faith, a recent graduate of Loyola University New Orleans, joined Scott Walker Media in June 2021. She brings fresh creativity, cutting-edge content creation and social media management skills. 

Faith is passionate about social media strategies. While working at the Spears Group in New Orleans, Faith worked on various projects, including ESSENCE Festival and The National Fried Chicken Festival. 

Faith is originally from St. Louis, but has fallen in love with the culture of New Orleans. She has grown to deeply appreciate everything that makes the city so unique, which has inspired her to continue to seek out new and creative ways to communicate on behalf of clients. 

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