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Christopher Hawkins

Christopher Hawkins

Christopher Hawkins

Director, Identity Services Group
BITHGROUP Technologies Inc.

Christopher Hawkins has had the entrepreneurial spirit since childhood.

In his first boyhood business venture, which he called Chris Inc., his services included lawn care, errands, baby sitting and pet walking. By the time he was a 16-year-old high school junior, he was working for a small delicatessen/grocery story in Towson as part of his school’s work-study program.

“The program was critical because we learned techniques in the classroom and gained real-world experience on the job,” said Hawkins, now director of the Identity Services Group with BITHGROUP Technologies Inc. in Baltimore.

Hawkins earned an associate’s degree in general studies at Community College of Baltimore in 2007 and was one of the first people in his family to get a college degree. In 2013, he completed an executive education program at Dartmouth University’s Tuck School of Business in Hanover, N.H., which he calls his most significant professional accomplishment.

“I learned how to evaluate an organization’s health and diagnose its strengths and improvement areas,” said Hawkins, who helps with his company’s high school student summer program and college internships. “I was also able to identify my strengths and areas I need to improve. It had a big impact on my career, and my achievements have positively influenced my company and community.”

Hawkins is also a volunteer basketball coach and youth mentor at his church, Spirit of Faith Christian Center.