Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Century Strategies
William S. Armistead is Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Century Strategies, LLC, a leading public affairs and grassroots firm. Based out of Century’s Atlanta headquarters, Armistead is responsible for managing Century’s corporate division, assisting clients on federal, state and local issues.
Armistead has extensive experience in political advocacy, management, and communications. He has managed both political and issue campaigns, and has worked on policy both inside and outside of government. Armistead has worked as a news reporter and editor, as an executive in the news publishing business, as a speechwriter, and as an executive at a non-profit advocacy organization.
Armistead managed issue campaigns at the state and federal levels for Citizens for a Sound Economy in Washington, DC from 1993 to 1999, and managed the 2002 Senate campaign of Cong. Greg Ganske in Iowa. Armistead is a founding partner of Bulletin News Network -- publishers of the White House Bulletin, the Frontrunner, and several custom news publications -- where he managed the editorial and later the business divisions. Armistead served as chief speechwriter to Republican National Committee Chairman Lee Atwater in 1989 and 1990, and on the speech writing staff of Education Secretary William Bennett in 1986-87. Armistead also served as Policy Director to Congressman Beau Boulter (R-TX) in 1988.
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Armistead was raised in South Carolina and Florida. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, and his master’s degree in public policy from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.