Public Relations Specialist
Stephen is known by those closest to him (meaning himself) as the Incredible Schulk. Stephen has been meeting and greeting people his entire life, including when he handed a business card to the doctor who delivered him while also initiating a ribbon/umbilical cutting ceremony (with media coverage) to celebrate his arrival. Stephen knows more people than have actually lived on earth. I don’t know how that’s possible, but reincarnation may play a role. The Schulk is president of Schulkens Communications, a public relations firm.
Prior to establishing his own company, Stephen worked for The Ehrhardt group where he oversaw the entire direction, management, and planning for the marketing of The National World War II Museum. He also worked for the Audubon Nature Institute where he was instrumental in the dramatic turnaround of Audubon Zoo and the development, fundraising, marketing, opening and expansion of the world-renowned Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. Before that Schulkens worked as the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Louisiana State Museum. Better yet, he can chew several pieces of gum at once.
Before his marketing and public relations career, Schulkens worked in TV as a producer, reporter, managing news editor and news assignment editor, including stops at WWL-TV, WVUE-TV, and WBRZ-TV. Schulkens graduated from Jesuit High School in 1978 and Loyola University New Orleans in 1982, where he majored in Communications and Political Science. In his next life, Stephen would like to take a breather. Maybe. Or be a weatherman.