Kevin Hooks – Outstanding Alumnus Award

  • Kevin Hooks, ’92, serves as president and CEO of the Las Vegas Clark County Urban League.

    After graduating with a degree in communication, he worked for State Farm for six years, where he became the senior public affairs manager; and later as general manager for Urban Elevation. He then served as vice president and general manager for UPP Entertainment Marketing, introducing celebrity brand placement protocols for events such as the Sundance Film Festival, People’s Choice Awards and MTV Video Music Awards.

    He then took on the role of executive vice president at Weber Shandwick, where he was in charge of spearheading the integrated marketing initiatives through consumer, entertainment and multi-cultural disciplines.

    A member of the Urban League at the national level since 1997, he became president and CEO of the Las Vegas Urban League in 2013. He serves as the principal spokesperson for communicating the organization’s mission, programs and services within the community. Services offered include GED support, helping clients attend college to learn a trade and teaching application and interview skills, as well as offering literacy, child development and financial empowerment programs.

    Along with his participation in various community organizations, Hooks was recently appointed by Gov. Brian Sandoval as chairman of the Nevada Equal Rights Commission.

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