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Brian Butler Power 100Vistra Communications (Vistra) proudly announces that President and CEO, Brian Butler, is named to the esteemed Tampa Bay Business Journal Power 100 list for the fourth consecutive year. This recognition underscores Brian’s influential leadership and ongoing impact in shaping the regional business landscape.

The Power 100 list, curated annually by the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s publisher and editorial staff, serves as a guide to the most influential executives, developers, and behind-the-scenes power players in the Tampa Bay region. It is not a ranking but rather a testament to the individuals who set the agenda and contribute significantly to the community’s success.

“I am truly honored to be included in the prestigious Power 100 list by the Tampa Bay Business Journal for the fourth consecutive year,” said Butler. “To be recognized alongside such incredible individuals is a testament to the collective efforts shaping our dynamic business community. This acknowledgment reaffirms Tampa’s position for greatness, and I am inspired by the shared commitment to drive positive change and growth in our vibrant city.”

Driven to address critical issues and drive positive change, Brian’s commitment to community is reflected through his active engagement with various local and national boards. Locally, the native Floridian established the CEOs in Schools program, placing nearly 150 CEOs in public elementary schools within Florida’s third-largest school district with the goal of facilitating partnerships and fostering education initiatives. He also co-founded the Advancing Racial Equity on Nonprofit Boards Fellowship Program to develop and equip diverse professionals to effectively serve on nonprofit boards.

As a highly decorated, retired Army Officer, Brian’s vast experience includes working in senior management as well as leadership roles in public relations, strategic communications, training, operations, crisis communications, plans and policy within the federal government and civilian sectors. He previously served as the Director of Bio-Defense Policy on the Homeland Security Counsel in the White House and held the roles of spokesperson and Chief of Communications for an Army Secretary, contributed to the Communication Team for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and demonstrated leadership in managing large and complex organizations throughout his military career.

Brian’s consistent presence on the Power 100 list highlights not only his organizational leadership but also his profound impact through philanthropic and institutional initiatives. The recognition represents a cumulative effect and staying power, acknowledging individuals who shape the path and fortunes of the regional business community.

The Power 100, listed alphabetically, will be featured in the March 22 edition of the Tampa Bay Business Journal. This group comprises individuals who, either visibly or quietly, play a pivotal role in shaping the region’s business landscape.