Stephen offers more than 23 years multicultural communications experience, working for boutique and global PR agencies, including Ketchum, Orci Advertising, VPE Public Relations, and the MS&LGROUP, specializing in the Hispanic market. Prior to his PR life, Stephen was a reporter for the Los Angeles Times and The Morning Call daily newspapers.

Client experience includes Nestlé, Verizon, McDonald’s, National CASA, and Big Brothers & Big Sisters. Stephen brings incredible energy, vision, and leadership in everything he does. He’s the driving force that guides media relations for ARAS. Stephen is the past President of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA)/Los Angeles Chapter. He formerly served as National President in 2013-2014.

Stephen earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism at the University of La Verne, where today he teaches public relations courses as an Adjunct Professor.