President of Public Relations and Marketing Agency Recognized as Hero at Work

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Brian Butler of Vistra Communications among Tampa Bay Business Journal honorees for positively impacting the community.

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I’m proud to have served our country and have learned so much professionally and personally. I enjoy using that knowledge to give back to our community, simply because it’s the right thing to do.

Vistra Communications’ President, Brian Butler, was recently honored as a Hero at Work, by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. The second annual event recognizes local military veterans who, through their professional and personal efforts, are making a positive impact throughout the community. Butler was among 18 Bay Area honorees recognized at the awards ceremony Nov. 12 at the Tampa Marriott Westshore.

“I am truly humbled by this award,” said Butler, who served 22 years in the military and retired as a decorated army officer. “I’m proud to have served our country and have learned so much professionally and personally. I enjoy using that knowledge to give back to our community, simply because it’s the right thing to do.”

Butler has received numerous honors for his commitment to helping others, including the USF Area Community Civic Association Community Commitment Award and the Heritage Leadership Award from the Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival. In addition, he serves on several boards such as the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) and Current Initiatives of Tampa Bay. Butler also participates in Partnership to Advance School Success (PASS©), a mentorship program that teams a CEO, a committed principal and an education coach to infuse business strategies into school improvement operations. He works with the principal of Mort Elementary to help make a difference in those students’ lives.

Butler’s military experience and public relations background served as the foundation in establishing Vistra Communications in 2007, in part, to help others develop a strategy to achieve their dreams. His philosophy flows through the company as the Vistra team shares the same passion of giving back. Team members volunteer at various local events throughout the year including the Great American Teach-In at Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School and the Laundry Project, which offers complimentary laundry services to lower-income families.

About Vistra Communications
Vistra Communications is a nationally-recognized, full-service public relations and marketing agency that is headquartered in Tampa, Florida and provides services across the United States and beyond to corporate and nonprofit clients. The company also provides professional services and consultancy services to government clients. Vistra is SBA 8(a) certified and a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). In addition to its public relations and marketing expertise, Vistra provides a range of program management and consulting services involving training, administrative support, IT solutions, assessments and special reports. For more information about Vistra Communications, visit http://www.ConsultVistra.com.

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