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
12:09 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

Astronomy Lecture Series On Inside Florida Tech

The Astronomy Lecture Series is being held at Florida Tech by the astronomy professor from Florida Atlantic University, Dr. Matt Wood.

Inside Florida Tech
11:48 am
Tue March 13, 2012

The 12th Annual Harris Ethics And Leadership Conference On Inside Florida Tech

On this segment of Inside Florida Tech, Dr Roger Manly, Professor of Management and Organizational Psychology at Nathan M. Bisk College of Business, talks about the 12th Annual Harris Ethics and Leadership Conference on March 22.

Inside Florida Tech
12:37 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Arts And Cultural Experiences At Florida Tech

President of Florida Tech, Dr. Catanese

On this segment of Inside Florida Tech, Dr. Anthony Catanese, President of Florida Institute of Technology, speaks about the universities' connection to the arts.

Inside Florida Tech

In this interview series, host Wes Sumner provides a greater perspective of the current happenings at the Florida Institute of Technology by highlighting the fascinating people and important programs of the University. Inside Florida Tech airs on Tuesdays, at 8:30 a.m. and 5:30p.m.

Inside Florida Tech
1:19 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

5K Run/Walk For Autism Awareness

This family-friendly run/walk takes place on the beautiful Florida Tech campus. Details provided by Colleen Middlebrooks of the Scott Center for Autism Treatment, and Occupational Therapist Dr. Joseph Werner, on this edition of Inside Florda Tech. 

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