Tom Millikin

Vice President of Communications & Marketing

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Tom Millikin joined The Port in August 2020 as its vice president of communications & marketing. He is responsible for The Port’s communications, branding, public relations, media relations, social media, and marketing strategies.

Tom is a veteran communications & marketing professional with more than 25 years of experience in brand, internal, corporate, crisis, executive, financial, and social media PR/Communications. He began his career in television and radio broadcasting and then spent more than 20 years in communication leadership roles at Procter & Gamble (P&G) and Johnson & Johnson (J&J).

At P&G, Tom led global and national PR programs for some of the world’s most iconic brands, including Vicks, Pepto-Bismol, Metamucil, and Prilosec OTC. He also led brand, regulatory, and M&A Communications for P&G’s Pharmaceuticals and Health Care Divisions. As part of its Corporate Communications group, Tom led crisis and issues management and financial communications, and served as a company spokesman. At J&J, Tom led a communications team of thirty-five at Ethicon, a medical device division of the company.

Tom is also an adjunct faculty member at Xavier University’s College of Arts and Sciences, where he teaches Public Relations Strategy and Planning to third- and fourth-year undergraduates majoring in Public Relations, Advertising, and Digital Media.

In 2022, Tom was named the “Non-Profit Communicator of the Year” by Ragan Communications and PR Daily for his media relations efforts in support of The Port’s CARE Homes initiative.

Tom graduated from Xavier University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications/Journalism, where he was also a captain of the university’s baseball team. Tom earned a master’s in business administration degree from Indiana Wesleyan University.