Brian Chandler, APR ~ President
Brian is the founder of Commonwealth PR and brings more than 15 years of experience to his clients. He is adept at providing strategic communications and marketing counsel to clients ranging from nonprofits to Fortune 500 companies.
His professional expertise includes research, planning, and implementation and evaluation, with a specific focus on ROI of his company’s efforts on behalf of its clients. As a former reporter for several daily newspapers, Brian knows what makes reporters tick and how to get their attention when pitching clients. PR and media relations is a strong asset that he brings to the table. He was nicknamed “The Bulldog” for his ability to persuade reporters to cover his clients.
Additionally, he brings to his business and clients an Accreditation in Public Relations (APR), a mark of qualification, distinction and ethical practice in the public relations industry. He has served on multiple nonprofit boards in the Richmond area. Brian is a graduate of Emory & Henry College.