Work with Hawthorne
At its core, Hawthorne Strategy Group is built on personal relationships. As CEO, Gene is the first point of contact for all our clients. From our up and coming local clients to the Get Covered Illinois Affordable Care Act rollout (GCI), Gene is always centrally engaged in directing the campaign. As co-lead of GCI, he helped guide the massive public sector marketing and education campaign to critically acclaimed success, enrolling nearly 1 million uninsured Illinoisans in health plans. Through his strong leadership Gene has led countless other campaigns to success for both public entities and private businesses.
Gene’s work has included corporate and marketing communications campaigns, public affairs and policy assignments, issues/crisis/reputation management, and community relations outreach on behalf of each of the firm’s clients. He has worked extensively with Aflac, AIG, CSX, GCI, Gary/Chicago Airport, and World Business Chicago, to name a few.