George Hayward’s 25-year Public Relations career began in the U.S. Air Force, where he served more than 12 years and was an award-winning military journalist. That sense of service has been part of his character ever since, and after several years of corporate and agency p.r. work in a range of roles and industries, he realized that what matters most is believing in what you do. Today, he focuses his professional services on projects, organizations and nonprofits that make their communities better.
Successful community and infrastructure projects need public involvement processes and information programs that are open and honest, that engage citizens and address their concerns.
Nonprofits need communication projects and programs that are focused and affordable, and that fill specific gaps in their outreach and fundraising efforts.
I offer all of the above, at competitive rates backed by integrity and a desire to do good things with my talents.
Professional Services Include:
• Public Involvement Processes
• Public Meeting Planning and Management
• Community Relations
• Media Relations
• Media Training
• Crisis Communications
• Content and Ghost Writing
• Newsletters, Brochures and other products
Former Air Force Journalist of the Year, four-time Journalist of the Year at the major command (regional) level, Department of Defense Thomas Jefferson Award winner.
Led public involvement and public information programs for CDOT’s COSMIX project, and more than a half-dozen City of Colorado Springs projects, including the Cimarron Bridge emergency reconstruction, Union-Austin Bluffs interchange, and the Las Vegas/Royer railroad crossing.
Three years on staff at The Home Front Cares, in a new position where he built the nonprofit’s communications program from the ground up. In the year before he was hired, the nonprofit raised $650,000. In his last fulltime year there, it was $1.1 million.