Sunwest Welcomes Nonprofit and Corporate Social Responsibility Leader Whitney Strauss

June 21, 2019

Global Strategic Public Relations/Public Affairs Firm Continues to Grow Corporate Citizenship, Philanthropy & Nonprofit Sector

DALLAS, Texas (June 21, 2019) – Building on its experience with the nonprofit community and in corporate social responsibility (CSR), Sunwest Communications welcomes a veteran in the philanthropic community, Whitney Strauss, as senior counsel.

Strauss brings extensive leadership experience to the Sunwest CSR team. Prior to joining Sunwest, her roles included AdvoCare Foundation executive director, March of Dimes Dallas division executive director, and Greenhill School director of alumni relations and major gifts. She also served as manager of community relations at Lockheed Martin, director of education at Dallas Regional Chamber, and special assistant to the secretary’s regional representative at U.S. Department of Education.  During this time, Strauss also consulted for several organizations, coalitions and special projects.

“I am very excited to join the Sunwest team and to continue working with nonprofits, private and family foundations and corporations,” said Strauss. “I’m passionate about social responsibility and I’m thrilled to bring my experience to this excellent group.”

In Strauss’ new role at Sunwest, she will work directly with the CSR division to expand the teams’ services including strategic planning, fund development planning and process management for nonprofit organizations, corporations and foundations.

“After knowing Whitney Strauss for a number of years, there is no question she will be an invaluable addition to our team,” said Crayton Webb, owner and CEO of Sunwest Communications. “We work with a variety of nonprofit organizations and companies seeking to optimize CSR, so we are thrilled to continue to grow this part of our firm and offer enhanced services to our clients with Whitney’s expertise.

Strauss graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Texas Christian University and a Master of Science in Public Service Management from DePaul University. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate at Southern Methodist University. Additionally, Strauss is a published children’s book author of the series My Sweet Child Born in… She and her husband Robert have two sons, Bobby and Timmy.

Sunwest clients vary from international oil and gas corporations to real estate, finance, direct selling, technology, education, family foundations and numerous consumer products companies. The firm’s strategic services include brand and marketing communications, community relations, corporate communications, corporate philanthropy/CSR, creative services, crisis communications, employee communications, financial communications, media relations, public affairs, social media strategy, special event planning and spokesperson training.

About Sunwest Communications:  Founded in Dallas in 1982, Sunwest Communications helps companies and brands build trust, increase visibility and reach business goals through strategic marketing, public relations, government affairs and philanthropic initiatives. One of Texas’ leading public relations and public affairs firms, Sunwest develops tailored, strategic solutions that drive audience behavior for clients spanning industries and geography. For more information, visit