Brian Hendrickson

Interim Head of Communications


Brian Hendrickson, interim head of communications, gives voice to Strada's mission to strengthen the link between education and opportunity by leading its strategic communications and marketing efforts, promoting and amplifying the organization's research, grant making and investments, programming, events, and network collaboration.

With more than 20 years of journalism, strategic and crisis communications experience, he has overseen an array of project launches at Strada since joining the organization as senior content director in 2019, serving in project management and strategic communications roles on national marketing campaigns, partnership engagements, major project launches, and strategic planning efforts. In his current role, he serves on Strada's senior leadership team and leads the content, creative, and marketing teams.

Before joining Strada, Hendrickson spent eight years at the NCAA, the last seven as director of strategic communications-membership communications. His team managed externally facing governance communications for the national college sports governing body, developed compelling strategic communications storytelling content, and supported issues management and crisis communications.

He earned bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis.