Stephen Hammond, Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Hammond has guided Lou Hammond Group on a strategic path of growth and expansion.  Remaining true to the founding principles of Lou Hammond Group, he has expanded the firm beyond its New York headquarters with regional offices in Charleston, Denver, Miami, Houston and Los Angeles. Operating both nationally and globally, regionalization provides local expertise, insights and accessibility.

Since joining the firm more than 25 years ago, Stephen continues to work closely with clients, helping them seize opportunities and maximize budgets to achieve their goals. As the public relations landscape has changed and evolved, the firm has expanded its services to include digital marketing, social media, brand management and crisis communications. With an eye to the future, Stephen has helped diversify the client base to include economic development, real estate, technology, arts, culture and nonprofits.

In his role as Chief Executive Officer, Stephen also has responsibility for financial management and day-to-day operations to ensure that the firm remains fiscally sound and independent. Working closely with staff to maintain a high standard of excellence, his goal is to create an environment that will attract and retain the best people in the industry.

Prior to joining the family firm (founded by his mother Lou Hammond), Stephen spent eight years with Grupo Televisa S.A., the world’s largest media company.

A graduate of Tulane University, Stephen lives in Charleston, SC with his wife and two young daughters, along with a menagerie of pets that include dogs, cats and a twelve-inch koi named Jellybean.