SAN FRANCISCO—Hawkins Public Relations, which specializes in luxury lifestyle public relations, has opened an office in Los Angeles. Marjory Hawkins, principal of the agency, has tapped Katie Garber, who previously worked with Canyon Ranch Life Enhancement companies, to lead the new office.
As managing director, Garber will oversee management of the company and assist in new business development. Prior to joining HPR, Garber spent 13 years as director of corporate communications for Canyon Ranch. She has also handled PR for Westwood One Radio Networks, Old Tucson Movie Studios, Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus and Walt Disney’s World on Ice.
Also joining HPR’s L.A. office, and serving as public relations manager, is Kimberley Wang, who most recently worked for Lippe Taylor Marketing Public Relations in New York, heading up major beauty accounts including Bath & Body Works, L’Oreal European Designer Fragrances and Sally Beauty.