Kevin Hauswirth heads a strategic communications firm that bears his name. Launched just two years ago, Hauswirth/Co has developed campaigns on adult-use cannabis, gun safety and reproductive health. Hauswirth has worked with Chicago advocacy organizations to advance LGBTQ equality. He is on the board of Equality Illinois. He has developed his agency as an inclusive, diverse team of digital natives. Of the full-time team, 58 percent are women and 33 percent identify as LGBTQ or a person of color. Hauswirth served for two years as social media director and assistant press secretary for Mayor Rahm Emanuel. He worked with the Hillary for America team to engage Chicago’s LGBTQ community in events and fundraisers and also served on the Obama for America LGBTQ advisory committee.