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Brian Butler , President / CEO of Vistra Communications

November 2, 2020

Brian Butler is President and CEO of Vistra Communications (Vistra), a Tampa, FL based integrated marketing communications agency providing marketing, communications and consulting services to corporate, government and nonprofit organizations since 2007.
Brian is a combat decorated, retired career military officer. Prior to founding Vistra, Brian provided Strategic Communications counsel to senior leaders at U.S. Central Command and served as a policy director on the Homeland Security Council in the White House. He also served as a Spokesperson for an Army Secretary and on the Communications Team for a Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon. Brian was the 2018 Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Leader of the Year and a2019 Florida 500 Most Influential Business Leaders as published in Florida Trend. Vistra was the 2019 Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council Class 3 MBE Supplier of the Year and 2016 Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year, among other awards. Brian holds master’s degrees from the National War College and Central Michigan University and a bachelor’s degree from Hampton University.
An active and avid community supporter, Brian serves on the Boards of Directors of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, WEDU Public Broadcast Television, Sunshine State Economic Development Corporation, Minority Enterprise Development Corporation and Visit Tampa Bay. Brian also serves on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council; he is CEO Mentor to the Principal of Mort Elementary School and founded the CEOs in Schools initiative with Hillsborough County Public Schools.