Brian Butler is President and Founder of Vistra Communications, LLC, a Tampa-based, full-service communications strategy and professional solutions agency providing strategic communications support and counsel to business, government and nonprofit clients in the areas of Strategic Public Relations, Strategic Planning, Management Consulting and Crisis Preparedness Planning.
Brian has more than 26 years of experience including senior management and leadership roles in communications and public relations. He has served as spokesperson for an Army Secretary and on the communications team for a Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He also worked with Fleishman-Hillard International Communications, one of the Nation’s premier public relations firms and The Rendon Group, a Washington, D.C. based niche PR Firm.
Brian is a retired career military officer and holds a BS in Marketing from Hampton University, a master’s in Administration from Central Michigan University and a master’s in National Security Strategy from the National War College. He is an active board member and volunteer with several nonprofits in the Tampa Bay area.
Vistra is ranked the area’s top public relations firm in the Tampa Bay Business Journal, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Small Business of the Year in the 21-50 employees category and the 2016 SBA South Florida District Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year. Brian was also named the 2016 Minority Vetrepreneur of the Year and a Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Business Leader Finalist.
Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay programs:
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