Vistra Communications President is Honoree for Annual Heroes at Work Award

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Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col Brian Butler recognized by Tampa Bay Business Journal for commitment to the community.

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Brian Butler, President of Vistra Communications.

Butler founded Vistra in 2007 and the agency is now comprised of 50 team members, each skilled in various backgrounds of communications and marketing.

Brian Butler, President of Vistra Communications (Vistra), LLC, has been named as an honoree for the third annual Tampa Bay Business Journal 2016 Heroes at Work Awards. The distinction recognizes Tampa Bay area veterans who, through their professional and personal efforts, are making a positive impact throughout the community. Butler is among 20 honorees being recognized at the awards ceremony Sept. 8 at the InterContinental Tampa hotel.

“This recognition comes with both enthusiasm and humility,” said Butler, who served in the military and retired as a decorated Army officer. “I’m thankful for the opportunity to have served my country for 22 years and now for the privilege to support this community as a small business owner. It’s been an honor to help make a positive influence, right where I live and work.”

His philosophy of service and volunteerism flows through the company as the Vistra team shares the same passion for 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 Current Initiatives’ Laundry Project, which offers complimentary laundry services to lower-income families. Butler currently 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. Vistra team members also regularly volunteer at the school.

Butler founded Vistra in 2007 and the agency is now comprised of 50 team members, each skilled in various backgrounds of communications and marketing. Vistra has a proven track record of client success and provides a focused, integrated approach designed to affect change and assist clients with reaching their ultimate goals.

About Vistra Communications
Vistra is a nationally-recognized, full-service, communications strategy and professional solutions agency headquartered in Tampa, Florida providing services to corporate, government and nonprofit clients. Vistra is SBA 8(a) Certified and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). Vistra was recently named the 2016 SBA South Florida Region Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business of the Year as well as listed in the Top 5 PR Firms in Tampa Bay according to the Tampa Bay Business Journal. For more information about Vistra, please call 813.961.4700 or visit


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