About Austin

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Austin currently serves as a U.S. Media Affairs Specialist at BP, is the President for IABC Houston, and is the founder of two podcasts — The Business Communicators and The Weekly Brew.

At BP, Austin manages the creation and production of video, photography and graphic design content for the U.S., co-leads BP’s media and crisis communications training for senior executives at the company’s U.S. assets, and handles media outreach for The Houston Open and BP’s partnership with the U.S. Paralympics. While at BP, Austin has held short-term assignments in Washington State, Brazil, and Oman.

Previously, Austin supported the publication of BP’s internal communication channels and contributed strong editorial skills and digital media savvy to the ongoing development of a top-notch center of digital content excellence within the U.S. digital communications team.

Prior to BP, Austin served as an athletic communications professional at Baylor and Louisiana Tech, handling day-to-day media relations duties for their various NCAA programs, and gaining a strong background in social media, marketing and brand management while working with national media outlets such as ESPN, Fox Sports and CBS College Sports.

Austin is a native of The Woodlands, Texas, and earned a political science degree from Baylor University in 2010.

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