TOPIC: The Digital Customer Journey
For the past 25+ years, Kurt Ouchida has been a trusted advisor and consultant to countless CEOs, business owners and Fortune 500 companies throughout the United States. Prior to founding BRAINTRUST in 2006 with Michael Coldwell, Kurt worked at Las Vegas Sands Corp. where he served as VP of corporate communications for seven years, directing all public relations and marketing activities for the Fortune 100 company. A top communications strategist and digital content expert, Kurt has overseen award‐winning marketing campaigns and has received PRSA’s and IABC’s top honors. He has produced advertising and digital campaigns that have earned Telly and Addy Awards, and is well respected by the media and online influencers, and trusted by senior executives to provide hands‐on consultation and guidance. He has been recognized by TravelAgent magazine as a “Rising Star,” one of the “Top 40 Under 40” business executives by In Business magazine, "Entrepreneur of the Year" by the Las Vegas Business Press, and "Senior Pracitioner of the Year" by PRSA. He has completed studies for a master’s degree in Communication Studies (UNLV) and a bachelor’s degree with a triple major in Rhetoric & Communications, English and Psychology (UC Davis). Kurt has served as the president of PRSA Las Vegas Valley Chapter since 2015 and is involved in numerous local nonprofits and national charities including the Blind Center of Southern Nevada, Nevada Medical Center, the Japanese American Citizens League and Get Outdoors Nevada. He is married with two children and, in his spare time, he participates in obstacle course competitions and aspires to be a World War II historian.