Tomas Bilbao
Published December 14, 2015
Updated April 17, 2021

Tomas Bilbao is executive director of branding and communications at Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management. He oversees all branding, promotion, and public relations functions for the school. A public affairs executive with almost two decades of experience in the public, not-for-profit and private sectors, he has designed and executed communications and public policy campaigns for global brands in a variety of sectors and industries.

He was previously managing director of the communications firm Avila Strategies and executive director of the Cuba Study Group, which develops policy recommendations and educates members of Congress and the administration on more effective policies toward Cuba. He’s served in a variety of public service positions in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, and in the administration of George W. Bush.

Expertise: Cuba, public affairs, global communication, public policy campaigns

Location: Phoenix, Ariz.


Phone: (602) 496-7192


Appearing on Morning Edition:Travel Freedom Raises Questions About U.S. Policies Toward Cuba

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