KARV Communications (New York Partnership)
An expert in creating communications strategies, he has been involved in overseeing and implementing crisis preparation, managing product recalls, financial and regulatory issues, and identifying and managing communications issues around complicated litigation for over 25 years.
Having spent almost 30 years in public affairs, serving business, labor, government, and nonprofits, Ken is an expert in identifying strategic partners, developing sharp messaging and outreach efforts.
Chawkins served as the Government Relations Manager for Air Products and Chemicals. Prior to that, he worked with Southern California Gas Company as Manager of Public Policy and Business Policy. Chawkins started his journey at Southern California Edison as a region manager for public affairs, and as a Special Assistant to the CEO.
Chawkins’ works with Gemini Motors and South Coast Air Quality Management District. He is Project Lead for the City of South Pasadena in their transition to become the first city in the US with an all zero-emissions Police Force and National Demographics Corporation helping public jurisdictions in California navigate the development of electoral maps. He teaches Stakeholder Engagement at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs.
Chawkins currently serves on the Board of The Children’s Partnership, Chair of Pasadena Media, a trainer for Water Education for Latino Leaders. He has served on a number of boards, including Coro Southern California, Leadership Southern California, Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, Legacy Los Angeles, Environmental Leadership Institute and Sustain Southern California. Chawkins holds a BA in Political Science from UCLA, a MA in Public Policy from Claremont Graduate University and was a Coro Fellow in New York City.
Tom Pernice boasts more than 25 years of executive experience in both the private sector and executive branch of the federal government. He has been appointed by three U.S. Presidents, serving as a senior White House official and diplomat of the U.S. Government, traveling to all 50 states and over 90 countries.
Senior Vice President
Kevin is a proven crisis and corporate communications leader, bringing more than 15 years of international communications experience, executing strategic communications and reputation management programs across more than 40 global markets with a concentration on government and public affairs, issues managements, and CSR/sustainability issues.
Seth Jacobson is one of the nation’s leading marketing and communications specialists, with more than 25 years of experience in corporate communications, coalition advocacy, and public affairs. He specializes in creating highly effective advocacy programs for companies, governmental agencies, and organizations competing in the new global marketplace.
A long time consultant, she specializes in political advocacy, grassroots community engagement, government relations and policy development.She is currently a Public Relations consultant with the RWJones Company working on water conservation efforts and with the Malibu Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to wildfire recovery and climate change advocacy.
Known for his years of extensive business, educational, and political relationships on the state and federal level. Crosby has more than 30 years of experience in public affairs, strategic corporate and crisis communications, government, and community relations, as well as grassroots coalition-building. As a senior advisor at JCI he provides insight and strategy for a variety of clients ranging from f telecommunications and healthcare to technology.