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Kurt Ouchida

Advisor and Consultant
Department(s): Journalism and Media Studies

Biography

For the past 25 years, Kurt Ouchida has been a trusted advisor and consultant to countless CEOs and business owners for Fortune 500 companies. A top communications strategist, Ouchida is co-founder of BRAINTRUST, an integrated, full-service marketing agency with offices in Las Vegas and New York City. Through the years, he has overseen award‐winning campaigns, many receiving Telly’s, Addy’s and PRSA’s and IABC’s top honors. He was named a “Rising Star” by TravelAgent magazine, a “Top 40 Under 40” business executives by In Business magazine, "Entrepreneur of the Year" by the Las Vegas Business Press, and "Senior Practitioner of the Year" by PRSA. He has completed his studies for a master’s degree in communication studies (UNLV) and a bachelor’s degree with a triple major in rhetoric and communications, English, and psychology (University of California, Davis). Ouchida 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 and the Nevada Medical Center. 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.