PRSA Pittsburgh is kicking off a brand new Ask Me Anything series. Through this virtual programming, we’re bringing meaningful, timely discussions around the topics YOU want to know about.
Get your questions ready because first up is Bryan Iams, vice president of corporate and government affairs for Pittsburgh legend– PPG Paints. Bryan will join us on Facebook Live to share insights on branding and strategic communications. Viewers can expect to learn:
- The “Why” behind brand naming rights and why companies invest
- The impact of brand change and how to strategize accordingly
- How to prepare and excite your audience for the name change
About Bryan Iams
Bryan Iams is vice president, corporate and government affairs, of PPG.
He joined PPG in October 2012 as vice president, corporate communications and marketing, and he assumed the additional responsibilities for government and community affairs in March 2013. The department name officially changed to Corporate and Government Affairs in August 2013.
Prior to joining PPG, Iams was principal advisor, communications, for FedEx Ground. He previously was head of strategic and external communications for Bayer Corp. and Bayer MaterialScience in North America. During his more than 10 years with Bayer, Iams advanced through various roles of increasing responsibility where he managed external media, public
relations, corporate advertising, social media, crisis management, marketing communications, public affairs and internal communications. He also worked for more than seven years at global public relations agency Burson-Marsteller, now Burson Cohn & Wolfe.
A native of Pittsburgh, Iams earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of
Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in public management from Carnegie Mellon University. He
currently serves on the Board of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh. He recently served as Board Chair of VisitPittsburgh and was previously Board President of Reading Is Fundamental Pittsburgh. In 2020, Iams was inducted into the Public Relations Society of America/Pittsburgh Renaissance Hall of Fame. He is also a current member of the Arthur Page Society.