Brett is Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs for Lehigh University, where he guides the creation and implementation of a strategic communication plan to demonstrate Lehigh’s distinctive position within the higher education landscape.
Formerly, Brett led the Communications function at W.L. Gore & Associates, a global materials science company dedicated to transforming industries and improving lives. In this role, Brett led a worldwide team of communications professionals and was committed to transforming the company’s internal and external communications to enhance the company’s 60-year reputation.
Prior to Gore, Brett led Global Communications at Cardinal Health, a Fortune 21 global healthcare services and products company. In this role, Brett was responsible for corporate messaging, internal communication delivery, thought leadership and communication strategy. Brett previously held the role of VP, Public Relations at Cardinal Health, where he was responsible for external communication, crisis response, issues management and media relations.
Brett has led corporate communications teams for a number of large companies, including AmerisourceBergen, Tyco International, Allstate Insurance and State Farm Insurance. He served as a reporter in the Chicagoland area early in his career.
Brett studied Political Science and Spanish at Illinois Wesleyan University. He completed the Tuck School of Business Executive Program on Strategic Reputation Management. He is a founding member of the Reputation Leadership Network, is a Trustee of the Institute for Public Relations and a member of the Page Society.