Cassaundra Cumbess Hawkins is a passionate vocalist and music enthusiast with 10 years of experience in business development, strategic account management, and corporate communications. Cassaundra has led the successful creation and retention of long term partnerships and recurring revenue streams from top-tier clientele across diverse industries – including digital media, commercial real estate and entertainment. Her expertise includes B2B and SaaS sales, contract negotiation, client facing, project management, account planning and team leadership.
Cassaundra holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor concentration in Public Relations from Howard University. Upon graduating magna cum laude in 2005, she began her career as a Writer-Editor on behalf of the Director’s Office of the District Department of Transportation in Washington, DC. Her exceptional communications and strategy skills, coupled with her competitive drive, led Cassaundra to accept a private sector opportunity in 2007 as an International Sales Management Trainee for Meltwater Group. This move led to her career in business-to-business sales and account management, which has spanned from Atlanta to New York City to Los Angeles over the years.
Cassaundra is currently a Senior Strategic Account Management Specialist at Entertainment Partners (EP), Hollywood’s leading payroll and production services company. In this senior management role, Cassaundra maintains and strengthens the relationships between EP and some of the entertainment industry’s most notable brands, such as CBS, SONY, Disney, Netflix and Fox.
Cassaundra was initiated into Alpha Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. in 2004. She is also one of the founding members of Girls With Gifts, Inc., serving as both Board Vice President and Staff Director of Communications. In addition to currently pursuing her real estate license, Cassaundra’s interests include singing, traveling, mentoring, writing, yoga and culinary arts. She resides in her hometown of Los Angeles with her husband, Kellye.