As Chief Communications Officer, Brian Whitson is William & Mary’s senior communications strategist. He is responsible for the offices of University News & Media, University Research Communications and University Web & Design. This includes university-wide media relations and public relations, executive communications, the William & Mary News, national news outreach, the university web, social media, visual identity and online and print publications.
Whitson also chairs the university’s Emergency Communications Team and serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet.
Whitson received his B.S. in Mass Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University where he completed the News Editorial track within Mass Communications. Before coming to W&M in 2003, Whitson worked as daily newspaper reporter for more than eight years. His last journalism position was covering higher education for the Daily Press in Newport News.