NEW YORK—Stephen Chavez is joining Edelman as senior vice president and U.S. director of its fast-growing multicultural practice. Based in Los Angeles, he will work with Edelman’s multicultural team of more than 30 professionals in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C. and Atlanta. Clients of the practice include Unilever, General Electric, WaMu, Microsoft, Starbucks, and AstraZeneca.
Previously, Chavez was vice president and director of public relations at La Agencia de Orcí, where he spearheaded the growth of the agency’s Hispanic practice. Prior to La Agencia de Orcí, Chavez worked for six years at Valencia, Perez & Echeveste, where he supervised a team of 25 staff members as head of consumer, public affairs and social marketing.
Chavez also serves as a board member of Mariachi USA Foundation, Self-Help Graphics & Art, and is a member of the California Chicano News Media Association and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Formerly, Stephen served for two years as President of the Hispanic Public Relations Association.