erika kauffman, the woman of e-pr


Many are surprised to learn that Erika Kauffman is a Kona-girl, born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii. Based in Los Angeles, Kauffman maintains a portfolio in NEW YORK, CALIFORNIA and HAWAII. Her entrepreneurial drive, vision, style and focused ambition are globally minded. Having established a reputable expertise in public relations, Kauffman has single-handedly represented several of the most prestigious brands in the islands since 1997.

Kauffman is the CEO of “E-PR” an independent public relations consultancy business representing clients in Hawaii, California and New York. The boutique portfolio celebrates celebrity clientele, restaurants, film festivals and several non-profit organizations. Sought after for her one-to-one, personalized, results-driven PR strategies, E-PR is single-handedly making a BIG bicoastal impact. 

Prior to the establishment of E-PR Publicity, Kauffman spearheaded Public Relations for Halekulani Corporation, Halekulani and the Waikiki Parc Hotel directing all corporate media relations, over-seeing strategic promotions, special events and co-op marketing initiatives for the world-renowned luxury brand.

While studying at Hawaii Pacific University and pursuing a European-based Humanities Communication exchange program, Kauffman lead as a senior executive for Honolulu’s elite public relations agency, Becker Communications, Inc. Having traveled to more than 45 countries, Kauffman also served as Hawaii’s official ‘Ambassador of Aloha’ as Miss Hawaii 1997 redefining history at the 75th Miss America Pageant (you will have to ask her about that)

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Kauffman’s superb communications skills, corporate efficiency and organization, vast bi-costal sector experience, fused with her keen understanding of the islands, community and talent relations, make her vital to leading brands and portfolio growth. Business elegance and excellence at its finest.

P.S. What’s behind the business name E-PR? Friends call her, E, Hawaii calls her, E.
And ‘E‘ to the PoweR of your brand means…success!

(Bio written by the late John Heckathorn. Critically and acclaimed journalist, educator, food critic but most importantly...celebrated friend and colleague.)