Dewayne Hankins - Vice President of Marketing & Digital

Dewayne HankinsDewayne Hankins enters his first full season as Vice President of Marketing & Digital with the Trail Blazers and Rose Quarter in 2013-14. Hankins oversees advertising, promotions, creative services, digital media, game operations, events and retail for the Trail Blazers and Rose Quarter. In his previous role with AEG Sports, Hankins oversaw the digital efforts of AEG’s sports properties worldwide, including the LA Kings and LA Galaxy. Hankins directed the Kings’ cutting-edge social media initiatives from 2010-13, which garnered national media attention from Time Magazine, The New York Times, USA Today and ESPN, among others. As a result of his efforts, the Kings consistently ranked among the NHL’s leaders in key website metrics during his tenure, while enjoying more social media growth (1,500%) than any other NHL team. Prior to joining the Kings, Hankins spent six seasons with the Minnesota Wild serving as the team's Manager of Web & Creative Services. A native of the Chicagoland area, Hankins is a 2002 graduate of Iowa State University, where he majored in journalism and mass communications. He and his wife, Gloria, and their son, Hudson, reside in NW Portland.