A Lifetime of Experience

Over the past 25 years, Bill Hewitt has had extensive experience in advocacy, writing and research, public relations, political and environmental campaign work, community and media relations, and special events.

Since 1999, Hewitt Communications has worked with:

  • "The Peace Information Project" - Worked to create this "state-of-the-field" research and reporting initiative.
  • "Urban Gold" - Promoted this comprehensive solid waste management plan to the City of New York.
  • Perfect Pitch Communications - Worked to promote their business: opinion research, campaign development, public relations and advertising.
  • The Mark Green for Mayor campaign - Helped to formulate, focus and deliver the message to the general public and the environmental community on Mark's excellent record and his plans for New York City's environment.
  • A local Tribeca neighborhood group, Neighbors Against Noise - Created the principal strategy for this group in reaching out to the telecommunications companies whose operations are generating considerable noise pollution at a major commercial building; also served as the press representative.
  • The Bill Bradley for President campaign - Performed research and gave advice on foreign policy and environmental issues; organized and coordinated NY State Environmentalists for Bradley, helped to recruit an impressive list of nationally recognized environmental leaders, wrote briefing papers and campaign literature, and served as a press contact.
  • Howard Leshaw, a top-quality Society Band - Developed a highly effective marketing videotape, placed ads, and promoted the band's very successful showcase. Worked with Sundial Productions, a top video studio.

  • From March of 1988 until December of 1998, Bill Hewitt was Director of Public Affairs for the New York City regional office of the N.Y. State Department of Environmental Conservation, where he was responsible for:

    Media Relations and Special Events
  • Community and Intergovernmental Relations
  • Public Information
  • Environmental Education

    As a professor, he:
  • teaches on climate change in both the MS and Continuing Education programs at the Center for Global Affairs at NYU
  • advises thesis students in the MS in Global Affairs program
  • has taught courses on International Relations, US environmental policy and politics, and climate change in the Political Science Department of Pace University

    As a free-lance writer and editor, he:
  • publishes essays, prose poems, and other material in literary magazines,
  • has written articles and op-ed pieces for a variety of publications on sports, health, nutrition, and political and environmental concerns,
  • wrote press releases for book publishers and others,
  • did a substantial amount of copyediting, proofreading, indexing, and research for a number of publishers and non-profit organizations,
  • reviewed plays for theatrical organizations,
  • served as a volunteer writer and editor with The Vikramasila Foundation.

    As an account executive for George Trescher Associates, he:
  • wrote ad and direct mail copy as well as press releases for such clients as Connoisseur (Hearst Publications), the Magazine Publishers Association, the Actors' Fund and the American Society of Interior Designers,
  • reviewed media for ads and bought space/time,
  • worked on special events including the "Night of 100 Stars" for the Actors' Fund.

    As far as political and environmental work goes, Bill Hewitt has, over the years, been involved in many national, statewide, and local campaigns, in which he:
  • organized major fundraising events,
  • did press work,
  • helped to coordinate public events, and drafted press releases,
  • produced radio shows,
  • edited a newsletter,
  • founded the "Environmentalists" Committee for a candidate in a NYC mayoral race; wrote briefing and issues papers, and speeches,
  • ran the borough field office for a candidate for US Senate,
  • coordinated the efforts of The Green Apple Coalition, lobbying for open space and historic preservation,
  • conducted many environmental workshops for activists, the general public, university students, and teachers,
  • led the successful fight against moving the DEC regional office,
  • was a leader in some of the efforts of the NY State Public Employees Federation.