Sam Cushman

Strategic Communications and Public Information

Sam is a proud graduate of Ouachita Baptist University where he received the Governor Bob Riley Outstanding Graduate Award and finished Cum Laude with a degree in Mass Communication, Political Science and International Studies.

He holds a Certificate of European Studies from Salzburg College in Austria and is a graduate of Seinan Gakuin University’s International Exchange program in Fukuoka, Japan during which he received the Best International Scholar Award of 2015. While overseas he conducted research and presented on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and he was asked to give a lecture on American identity at a prestigious prep school in Salzburg. In addition to making special visits to the Office of the European Commission and the United Nations Office at Vienna, Sam was chosen to participate in the first Global Community Fukuoka launch event where he cultivated valuable connections with the State Department and the Fukuoka business community.

He is an award-winning communicator, recognized by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and the Arkansas College Media Association for excellence in media writing. He has lived in Salzburg, Austria and in Fukuoka, Japan and is a proud Arkansan who holds valuable connections and friendships all over the world.