Brittany Bell Surratt
Communications Manager, P-12
Brittany Bell Surratt is the P-12 communications manager at Ed Trust. A dedicated public relations professional, she has spent her career creating strategic communications and marketing plans to tell stories that position brands and organizations favorably with stakeholders across agency, corporate, nonprofit and academic environments. Previously, Brittany was the assistant director of athletic media relations at Howard University, where she provided communications counsel, created content for digital engagement, and developed integrated public relations plans to tell the university’s Division I sports stories. Before that, she was the communications and outreach analyst at Teracore, a government contracting company.
A passionate advocate for young people of color, Brittany serves as a mentor to college-aged women. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., American Advertising Federation (AAF), College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), ColorComm, Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) and Women In Sports & Entertainment (WISE).
A native of Natchez, MS, Brittany graduated with a bachelor of arts in broadcast journalism from Howard University.
Favorite Sports Team
Howard University Bison
Graduating college with a three-year-old son
What are people most surprised to learn about you?
I hosted a radio show in high school and college
What drew you to education?
I was born and raised in Mississippi, a state that consistently ranks amongst the lowest in the nation in quality public education. I’ve seen and experienced firsthand the detriment caused by a lack of resources and investment in high quality education. Going away to college provided me with experiences and a peer network that has shaped me profoundly. The opportunities I’ve gotten from a solid education has directly led to being able to having a career that allows me to be financially independent. I believe that it is my obligation to use my talent and training to help others have access to education that will put them in a position to be financially stable also.