Jackeline Stewart-Hawkins

Jackeline Stewart-Hawkins has joined BCW as executive VP and leader of its polycultural consulting unit.

She did an almost five-year stint at Edelman, rising from VP DC brand, multicultural communications, diversity & inclusion, to executive VP and head of US multicultural communications.

At Edelman, Stewart-Hawkins handled multicultural consumer activations, media engagement, purpose-led programming, DEI strategy, and cross-cultural competency counsel.

"Jackeline is an exceptional talent who has been leading polycultural and multicultural marketing efforts throughout her career and understands the commercial imperative of polycultural for our clients’ businesses," said Mary Corcoran, President, North America, BCW.

The WPP unit’s says its polycultural group helps clients understand stakeholder audiences though nuanced, hyper-resonant, precisely deployed communications and campaigns that are culturally relevant and promote diversity and inclusion.

Prior to joining Edelman, Stewart-Hawkins worked at Spitfire, developing expertise for the firm in civil rights and racial justice, Opportunity Finance Network and Obama administration as deputy and press secretary for the U.S. General Services Administration.

Stewart-Hawkins, who is based in DC, reports to Corcoran.