Wes Sumner

Inside Florida Tech Host

Wes Sumner has served as Florida Institute of Technology Vice President for Marketing and Communications since January 2011, previously serving as Associate Vice President for University Relations. In addition to acting as university spokesperson, he oversees the offices for marketing, web services, communications, creative services and WFIT-FM.

Before joining Florida Tech, Sumner was director of district communications and public information for Brevard Public Schools. He managed all primary communications functions, including media relations, crisis communications, the district television station and non-profit foundation. He also acted as district spokesperson.

Prior to his work at Brevard Public Schools, Sumner spent almost a decade working for the University System of Georgia. Most recently, he served at Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus for nearly six years rising to director of university relations. While there, he led a variety of communication management efforts that included alumni relations, media relations, crisis communications, marketing and development. His early career included other communications positions in academia at Georgia Southern University and Valdosta State University. He also logged TV, radio, newspaper and video production experience, having worked as a print and broadcast journalist.

Sumner earned a bachelor’s degree double majoring in journalism and political science at the University of Central Florida and holds a master of education degree in educational leadership from Valdosta State.

He is the recipient of career honors including: “One of the 20 Most Influential Young Leaders in Sumter County” by the Americus Times-Recorder in 2007; nomination as one of Georgia Trend magazine’s “40 under 40” in 2003; graduate of Leadership Brevard in 2008; and recipient of several Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) awards for excellence in programs, publishing and media relations.

Sumner and his family reside in Titusville where he grew up and was an honor graduate of Astronaut High School. He and his wife, Rachael, have twin children, Sarah Grace and Jonah.

  

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Inside Florida Tech
10:36 am
Thu April 5, 2012

The 4th Annual Evening Of Hope On Inside Florida Tech

Wes Sumner talks with Chairman Mark Malloch and Outreach Coordinator Colleen Middlebrooks of the Evening Of Hope 4, the fourth annual Autism benefit at the Scott Center for Autism Treatment. The event will be held April 21 from 7 to 10 p.m. Listen to the interview during Inside Florida Tech on April 10 at 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. or listen right here!

Inside Florida Tech
10:27 am
Thu April 5, 2012

Music Talk On Inside Florida Tech

On this edition of Inside Florida Tech, we sit down with music program members, David Jarkey, Melissa Sharp and Rob Stone about the upcoming music events that will be happening around campus. You can listen to the interview and find out more about the events right here. It will also be playing Friday, April 6 at 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Inside Florida Tech
11:44 am
Wed March 21, 2012

College Players On Inside Florida Tech

On this edition of Inside Florida Tech, we talk with the President, Director and PR Officer of College Players, about their upcoming Spring show "Lend Me A Tenor", March 29 - 31 and April 5 - 7 at 8 p.m. To hear the full interview or find out more information about the show, listen right here.

Inside Florida Tech
9:57 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Dr. Catanese On Inside Florida Tech

President of Florida Tech, Dr. Catanese

Dr. Catanese and the President of the Indialantic Rotary club on Inside Florida Tech. It's all about Moonriver Music and Magic.

Inside Florida Tech
12:13 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

Moonriver Music, Magic's Cliff, And Mary Bragdon Sit Down On Inside Florida Tech

On this edition of Inside Florida Tech, we speak with Cliff and Mary Bragdon about the upcoming event "Moonriver Music and Magic". Listen right here, in case you missed it on the air.

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