Steve Hawkins
Board Member

Steve Hawkins is a Managing Partner of PainePR. For more than 30 years, numerous corporations, nonprofits and private companies have utilized his expertise in creating public relations strategies, branding and rebranding, marketing campaigns, providing crisis management, media training and soliciting new business development.

Prior to PainePR, Mr. Hawkins worked as Managing Director, West Coast Corporate Practice Lead for Burson-Marsteller and as Senior Vice President, Corporate/Media Group Director for Hill and Knowlton’s Los Angeles office. He served as Director of Public Relations for Amgen, Vice President Public Relations for Great Western Financial Corporation and Vice President, Sitrick and Company, crisis public relations.

Mr. Hawkins has served as an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University in Public Relations.

Mr. Hawkins began his career as a journalist. He was the West Coast News Manager, Los Angeles Bureau Chief for U.S. News and World Report Magazine, a Correspondent for McGraw-Hill publications including Business Week Magazine, Engineering News-Record, Oilgram, International Management and others. Mr. Hawkins began his career as a writer and editor for the Contra Costa Times Newspaper.

Mr. Hawkins has a Master’s degree with specialization in international business, economics, Spanish and international studies from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He received a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Political Science.

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