Kentucky Wildcat. Charlotte native. Silver Anvil winner.
Stephen joined Eckel & Vaughan as an Account Specialist in 2016 and was promoted to Senior Account Specialist in 2018. His knowledge of public relations, advertising, and strategic communications has served him well, having won a Silver Anvil within his first few years as a young professional. Foundationally scientific with a creative mindset, Stephen offers a fresh approach for his clients that could best be described as vividly methodological.
A sports fanatic, Stephen came to Eckel & Vaughan from Taylor Strategy, where he worked with some of world’s leading brands in the sports, lifestyle, and entertainment industries. Prior to that, Stephen codirected the start-up of an athletic branding company’s first out-of-state location in the Charlotte market.
Stephen attended the University of Kentucky on an athletic scholarship, where he earned a bachelor of science in integrated strategic marketing with a concentration in public relations. Once a declared pre-med student majoring in biology, Stephen quickly found a knack for business and transitioned the degree to a minor. From there, he set out with the hopes of someday meshing the two disciplines through public service. Naturally, amidst it all, Stephen developed an undying love for Kentucky basketball.