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Burke Olsen

Burke Olsen


Burke Olsen is head digital officer at the Deseret News—the longest-running business in the state of Utah.

Before turning to journalism, he was a marketer and public relations practitioner. His experience spans the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, including the Pew Research Center, the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games, the dedication of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., Southern Virginia University and two PR firms.

Burke received a B.A. in communications from Brigham Young University and did graduate work in communications at The Johns Hopkins University.

He was a full-time missionary in Scotland and subsequently has served in the Church in a variety of callings, including high councilor, high priest group leader, young men president, and twice as bishop. He currently serves as a counselor in a stake presidency in North Salt Lake, where he lives with his wife and their four children.

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