Bill White is Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications for Sprint. In this role, he oversees all corporate communications and corporate social responsibility initiatives, including executive and internal communications, external relations, reputation-building efforts, issues management, marketing public relations, social media communications, industry analyst relations, corporate inclusion and diversity programs, and community relations and outreach.
White joined Sprint from Centel Corporation in 1993 as director of financial communications following the merger of the two companies. He later was named vice president of corporate communications for Sprint. In this position, he was responsible for the company’s national and international media relations and financial and executive communications. He also has led the company’s internal corporate communications, visual communications and industry analyst relations departments. Following the merger of Sprint and Nextel in August 2005, White served as Sprint Nextel’s vice president of marketing public relations, until being named to his current position in January 2006.
White has won several awards for Annual Report writing and concept development, media relations strategies and internal communications programs. Under his direction, Sprint’s corporate communications organization has won numerous national communications’ awards, including the prestigious Silver Anvil award and the Gold Quill Award for communications excellence. White was the recipient of the 2010 Ball State University’s National Public Relations Achievement Award, one of only two national public relations awards that recognize individuals for their communications experience, contributions to the profession and encouragement of educational programs in public relations.
White serves on the Helzberg School of Business Advisory Board of Rockhurst University where he serves as chairman, is a member of The Arthur Page Society, PR Seminar and The Civic Council of Greater Kansas City, where he serves as chairman of the Kansas City Tomorrow program.
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