Chief communications officer named to state leadership position

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 21, 2021

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Brent Campbell, chief communications officer for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, has been named to the board of the North Carolina School Public Relations Association (NCSPRA), the state’s largest school public relations association. Campbell was named to fill the remainder of Molly McGowan Gorsuch’s unexpired 2021-2023 term and will assume his new role immediately.

“Brent’s knowledge, enthusiasm and professionalism will be a great addition to the NCSPRA team,” said WS/FCS Superintendent Tricia McManus. “I am confident he will have a positive impact at the state level just as he has every day serving the students, staff, and families of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools community.

Campbell graduated from Appalachian State University with a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting and communications. He worked in television news in North and South Carolina for two decades where he was nominated for an Emmy Award and received recognition from the Associated Press, the Radio, Television News Directors Association and more.

In 2016, Campbell was named the chief communications officer for Winston- Salem/Forsyth County Schools where he leads a team of 15 employees in the Marketing and Communications Department. Under his leadership, the department has received more than 100 North Carolina School Public Relations Association Blue Ribbon Awards.

In the community, Campbell has served as the chair of the AIDS Care Service Board of Directors, and served on committees for Crosby Scholars, the Salvation Army, and the Forsyth Humane Society.

NCSPRA, now in its 52nd year, is a chapter of the National School Public Relations Association. The organization serves approximately 60 school districts and 120 members across the state.