A Journey Towards Corporate Advocacy - Travis Bullard, APCO Worldwide

When: 11/13/2019 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Byron's South End

We increasingly see brands taking bold stands that can either cause us to cheer, or sometimes, cringe. Companies are having to react much more quickly, and speak when the stakes are high and the world is paying close attention. So, how do you stay agile, and ahead of the competition? Travis Bullard, Senior Vice President at APC Worldwide, an advisory and advocacy communications consultancy, will discuss how to stay ahead in challenging times, build a purpose-driven culture within an organization, and how to use the dimensions of Agility to drive overall business success for your organization.

Travis Bullard

Senior Director

Travis Bullard is a senior director at APCO Worldwide bringing almost two decades of experience working inside some of the world's largest and fastest growing technology companies, leading global communications strategies to build new brands, protect reputations, and reach new audiences. Based in APCO's Raleigh office, Mr. Bullard helps lead APCO's Corporate Communications and Brand Practice and works with clients across a variety of industries, from established Fortune 100 brands and disruptive start-up companies, to share their stories and build relationships with key stakeholders and target audiences.

Prior to joining APCO, Mr. Bullard helped lead corporate communications at Cisco where he was responsible for strategic campaigns across the company's Americas Region. Before joining Cisco, Travis helped launch GlobalFoundries as a joint venture between AMD and Mubadala Development Corporation of Abu Dhabi. Starting as a spin-off of AMD, GlobalFoundries quickly developed into one of the largest and fastest growing semiconductor technology companies in the world, with manufacturing campuses in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

A proven leader and trusted advisor, his background also includes roles at global Fortune 500 tech companies including AMD and National Instruments, as well as start-ups like He is a graduate of the Public Communication and Issues Management program at The University of Texas at Austin and holds a Bachelor's of Science degree from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.

Mr. Bullard currently serves on the Executive Committee for the Corporate Communications Section of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and has previously served on the Boards of the Austin Chapter and North Carolina Chapter of PRSA.

List of Attendees

First Name Last Name Company Type Guest of
Natalie Alexander Cline Design Associates Member
Kris Burgoon Vallen Guest Lisa Perkins
John Clemons Clemons Communications Member
Melanie Davis Atrium Health Member
Tenille Dellinger UNC Charlotte Member
Christy Dukes UNION Digital Marketing Member
Chris Duncan UNC Charlotte Continuing Education Member
Jordan Estabrook UNC Charlotte Student
Amy George By George Communications 2019 Lunch Package
Dee Grano Kelso Communications Member
Matt Harakal Food Lion 2019 Lunch Package
Christy Jackson UNC Charlotte Member
Suzanne Jeffries Mecklenburg County Government 2019 Lunch Package
May Johnston Communities In Schools Member
Raymond Jones Media Ink Communications Member
Logan Kureczka OrthoCarolina Member
Alice Lee Lowes Guest
Towanda Long Charlotte Pipe 2019 Lunch Package
Heather Lumpp Mower Member
Melanie Lux Lux-Writes Member
Caitlin Mauk UNC Charlotte Member
Ruth Moeller Bank of America Member
Lisa Perkins Vallen Member
Caitlin Ryan Mower Member
Cynthia Shah-Khan TVPRgirl Consulting Member
Peter Smolowitz Mower 2019 Lunch Package
Justin Taylor Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont 2019 Lunch Package
Krista Terrell Arts & Science Council Member
Jenni Walker Walker PR Group Member
Lafeea Watson Bank of America 2019 Lunch Package
Carly Weedgetz DTE Energy Member

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