Bill Palen

Chief Communications and Marketing Officer
  • Joined Learfield in October 2018 after nearly 24 years with public relations and communications firm FleishmanHillard (FH), where he was one of the earliest employees in its Texas network
  • Held various FH leadership roles, working with executives at some of the agency’s major clients including AT&T and Frost Bank. Received the John D. Graham Award for Excellence – highest FH honor for exemplary client service, teamwork, integrity and personal commitment; as well as NOVA Achievement Award by AT&T/SBC executives for dedication and resourcefulness
  • Helped launch community events surrounding Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic and OU/Texas Red River Showdown. Former president of the televised Comerica Bank New Year’s Parade in Dallas, in conjunction with Cotton Bowl Athletic Association
  • Early in career, worked with Westwood One and served four years as deputy press secretary and speech writer in the Missouri Governor’s Office
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