Lincoln Wilcox · October 5, 2017
Burke Olsen, head digital officer at Deseret News and former Southern Virginia vice president of communications and marketing, will return to Southern Virginia University to speak at the Homecoming Convocation at 11 a.m. in Knight Arena.
Olsen directs and oversees Deseret News’ online platform. Their website, DeseretNews.com, recently received the Best Local Website Digital Innovation Award from the Local Media Association. Prior to his current position, Olsen served as general manager and content director at DeseretNews.com.
Before joining Deseret News, Olsen served as Southern Virginia University’s vice president of communications and marketing. He also worked at the Pew Research Center’s Religion and Public Life Project, Susan Davis International and Coltrin & Associates, where he was a media coordinator for the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Games.
Olsen received a bachelor of arts from Brigham Young University.