Professional and Business Career:
Mel Hawkins, BA, MS, MPA, devoted the first thirty years of his career to organizational management serving as a supervisor, administrator, human resources professional, chief operating officer, consultant, and small business owner. This wealth of experienced was gained in the justice system at the local government level, in healthcare, and private industry. As a management consultant specializing in organizational management and development, leadership development, human resources, and strategic planning Mel served clients in local government, healthcare, private industry, and not-for-profit service agencies. For much of that time, and up until recent retirement, Mel was certified as a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) by the Society for Human Resource Management and the Human Resource Certification Institute. Mel and his wife, Chris, also owned and operated a Karmelkorn Shoppe at a local shopping mall.
As a Writer:
Mel now devotes most of his working life to writing. His experience as a writer began in high school and spanned the entire breadth and scope of his career. After writing stories while in high school and college, writing played a huge role in Mel’s success as a leader in each of the organizations in which he served. Projects ranged from writing proposals for program and other organizational development purposes, strategic plans, procedure manuals, annual reports, training protocols, and human resources policies. While with the Juvenile Probation Department of the Allen Superior Court where Mel served as Supervisor of Field Services, he authored the Department’s Annual Report that won national awards from 1974 through 1977.
This website will offer its visitors access to and opportunities to purchase any of the books written by Mel Hawkins.
The books available from the outset will include:
Re-Inventing Education, Hope, and the American Dream: The Challenge of the 21st Century, a nonfiction book that is also unpublished.
Kevin the Kid and the Secret of Life, a memoir of sorts, a book in process;
A second novel is in the works.