Todd Hawkins, president and C.E.O. of the Todd Group, is a successful event producer, producing numerous events for nonprofit, corporate, entertainment, and political organizations. In 2004, Hawkins served as executive producer for the renowned JazzReggae Festival at U.C.L.A. and increased the visibility and prestige of the festival by booking Grammy-winning artists, creating strategic corporate partnerships, and pioneering the development of a sustainable entertainment event. In 2007, Todd opened his own event production and management company, the Todd Group, and has produced successful events for clients such as the City of Los Angeles, Office of the Mayor; U.C.L.A. School of Arts & Architecture; and iPalpiti Orchestra. In March 2008, the U.C.L.A. Black Alumni Association honored Hawkins with the James LuValle Award. He is an active volunteer and currently sits on the board of directors for numerous organizations.