Brandon L. Hensler, MS, APR, is the Executive Director of the Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications for Nova Southeastern University. In this role, he manages the planning and execution of the university's strategic branding and integrated marketing communications plan, and leads the marketing communications management team. In addition, he executes executive communications and public relations for the Office of the President; measurement of the division’s paid, earned, and owned media initiatives; and manages the overall Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications budget.
Hensler previously served as Interim Executive Director of University Relations, Director of University Relations, and as Associate Director of Public Affairs for Nova Southeastern University. Prior to joining NSU, Hensler was the Director of Communications for the ACLU of Florida, a statewide non-profit legal/advocacy organization based in Miami with offices throughout the state. He oversaw the organization's media relations, public relations and advertising strategies, and served as the organization's bilingual spokesperson locally and nationally. Prior to the ACLU, Hensler worked for PR Newswire, a New York-based international news organization.
Hensler serves on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of South Florida, where he sits on the executive committee, chairing the marketing committee. A graduate of Leadership Broward Class XXX, he serves on their Board of Directors and co-chairs their annual Profiles in Leadership Black-Tie Gala. He is also on the Board of Directors of Florida Bulldog, an independent, non-profit, fact-based investigative journalism outlet. He previously served as a county commission-appointed board member on the Broward County Human Rights Board, is a past-president of the Public Relations Society of America's Greater Fort Lauderdale Chapter. Hensler is a founding member of NSU’s 1964 Legacy Giving Society, and was a founding member of the Downtown Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Association's Sun Trolley Foundation Board. He has also served on the Board of Trustees of the Miami University "1809" Alumni Association.
Hensler holds a M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from NSU's College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, and a B.A. in International Studies/Latin American Studies from Miami University (Ohio). A past honoree of the South Florida Business Journal’s prestigious “40 Under 40” award, he is accredited in Public Relations by the Universal Accreditation Board and is certified as a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt. He was recently honored by Leadership Broward Foundation as an honoree of their prestigious “Fun Lunch” award. He is bilingual in English and Spanish.