SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Stephen started his communications career at then-Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), now-Stellantis shortly after graduating from Wayne State University with his bachelor’s degree in public relations in 2017. At FCA, Stephen was responsible for monitoring media coverage throughout the year, including weekends and holidays, and compiling detailed media impact analysis reports to distribute to brand managers and C-suite executives.
The next phase of Stephen’s career was spent at boutique PR agencies coordinating results-oriented communication efforts for prominent organizations in industries like construction, energy, automotive, healthcare, finance, real estate, consumer product, tourism, hospitality, sports, and entertainment. Stephen cut his teeth at small but mighty firms where he learned how to manage client relationships to drive business outcomes and implement public relations and media relations strategies at local, regional, and national levels.
Prior to joining VVK PR + Creative as senior account executive, Stephen served as a communications specialist at Barton Malow, where he produced compelling internal and external communications campaigns.
Stephen has served as program facilitator for the Wayne State University Public Relations Mentorship Program, which is designed to create long-lasting relationships between Wayne State students and local professionals, since 2019. He also chairs the Get To Foundation Ambassador committee. The Get To Ambassador Program helps young leaders embrace challenges as opportunities by shifting their perspectives and thinking about what they “have to” do as what they “get to” do.