Barnett Cox & Associates, a San Luis Obispo-based public relations and marketing firm, has hired veteran journalist Chip Visci as a senior strategist. Hell assist the firm in media relations, crisis communications and public relations, working with BCAs clients in education, energy, healthcare, tourism and development.
Visci most recently led communications for Cal Poly's Office of the President. Before that, he was publisher of The Tribune and the San Jose Mercury News and a senior executive for Knight Ridder newspapers.
Visci has served on the boards of the Housing Trust Fund, the Economic Vitality Corporation, the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce and the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce. He is vice chair of Visit San Luis Obispo County, the regional tourism board.