Thomas Bennett is an MBA-educated, military veteran with over 20 years of communications experience. Currently, he is Senior Vice President of Health Equity PR at FleishmanHillard, a global PR agency that was recently named Agency of the Year by PRWeek. In his role, he helps to lead and build the profile of the agency’s global health equity offering. Additionally, he acts as a senior strategic counselor for clients in all areas of health equity and Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DE&I).
Prior to FleishmanHillard, Thomas spent over 14 years working for multiple companies and organizations in the healthcare industry including: American Heart Association (working at its national headquarters in Dallas), UT Southwestern Medical Center (one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation), Dallas Children’s Medical Center (a U.S. News & World Report ranked hospital), Parkland Hospital Community Health Plan (that offers Medicaid and CHIP insurance plans), and OCHIN (a non-profit organization that provides EHR solutions for Federally Qualified Health Centers).
Thomas has served on multiple boards throughout his career. He’s been a member of PRSA since 2017 and has served on multiple committees at the national level and within his local chapter in Dallas.
He is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas and graduated from Fisk University (an HBCU in Nashville, Tennessee), received his MBA from Belhaven University, and is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. (Alpha Delta Chapter).