Roderick K. Hawkins has been promoted to vice president of communications for the Chicago Urabn League. Hawkins joined the Urban League as director of communications in March 2007. In addition to his duties as the lead on internal and external communications and public relations strategies, Hawkins will advise the president and staff on communications, public relations, media relations and issues management. Before joining the Urban League, Hawkins was the director of communications for the Louisiana Family Recovery Corps. He also was deputy press secretary to Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco. Hawkins has a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University.
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