Kevin Cockett has served as vice president of Communications and chief communications officer since June 2015.
Kamehameha’s Communication Group manages the organization’s public relations, advertising, media, creative services, internal communications and government and community relations departments.
A 1984 graduate of Kamehameha Schools, Cockett is a 23-year veteran of the communications profession with management experience at the national and local levels in both corporate and agency settings.
Beginning in 2011, he ran his own communications company — Cockett Communications, Inc. — with clients such as the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation. Cockett has also served as a vice president and senior vice president of the Media/Corporate Communications Group of Communications Pacific Inc., and is a former public relations manager for Best Buy, Inc., located in Richfield, Minn.
Cockett carries an MBA in marketing and strategic management from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota.
He is a board member of Abilities Unlimited, the Historic Hawaiʻi Foundation, the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation, and the Pauahi Foundation; a member of the Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce; and a youth ministry group leader at Unified Church in Pālolo.