Stephen Hammond, Chief Executive Officer

Since joining the family business 24 years ago, Stephen Hammond has presided over tremendous growth at Lou Hammond Group, expanding the company beyond New York to South Florida, Houston, Los Angeles and Charleston, South Carolina.

Appointed president in 2007, Stephen assumes full responsibility for the day-to-day management of the company, personally overseeing client relations for more than 40 travel and lifestyle accounts.

Stephen is a solutions-oriented expert who helps clients seize opportunities and efficiently maximize budgets to accomplish their goals. Under his leadership, the agency has won more Hospitality Sales Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Adrian Awards than any other company regardless of size.

Before joining LHG, Stephen spent eight years with Grupo Televisa S.A., the world’s largest media company, where he specialized in broadcast and cable television, publishing, billboard advertising and the music recording business.

He also handled launch activities for the National Sports Daily in 12 U.S. markets and in Japan.

An inveterate traveler, Stephen was born in Beirut, Lebanon. He is a graduate of Tulane University and is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and the Hospitality, Sales & Marketing Association International. He is nearly as passionate about vintage California cabernets and Kentucky bourbon as he is about his beloved New York Yankees.