Ken Hagihara, APR, Fellow PRSA – President
Public Relations, Marketing
With over 21 years of public relations experience, Ken helps companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies in the technology, non-profit, hospitality, government, and consumer products industries build awareness and drive demand for their products and services.
As a lecturer at California State University Fullerton, Ken teaches upper division capstone and writing courses for the Department of Communications and serves as the faculty adviser for CSU Fullerton’s Robert E. Rayfield PRSSA chapter.
A proud military veteran, Ken served as a satellite communications technician in the United States Air Force and California National Guard. In 2008, he accepted his commission in the United States Navy where he served as a public affairs officer. He retired from the military in 2020 after 24 years of service.
With an extensive background as a certified electronic technician working in the areas of computers, networking and communications, Ken brings a rare perspective to his clients and to the media. His technical background gives him the unique ability as a public relations consultant to understand technology at a deep level and translate the information to maximize the effectiveness of communications with a wide variety of audiences.
Ken hold his Accreditation in Public Relations and is a member of the PRSA College of Fellows. He serves on the board of directors for the Orange County Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
Ken earned his Masters in Communication Management at University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communications. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications (Public Relations Emphasis) from California State University Fullerton and holds an Associate of Arts degree from Orange Coast College. He has also completed graduate level work in the MBA program at the University of California, Irvine, Graduate School of Management.