Hannes Uhl, born in 1972 in Zell am See, grew up in a village near Kaprun and took the glacier railway up to the Kitzsteinhorn dozens of times. Starting in 2001, Uhl worked as a senior editor at Kurier, and in 2014 he switched to political communication. Uhl has been head of public relations at Wiener Gewässer Management GmbH since 2018.

Hubertus Godeysen, born in Lüneburg in 1949, did press work for several North German state governments and associations from 1980 to 1998, followed by staff work for international organizations until 2009.