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Dwight Whitney story teller

Story teller in chief

Dwight Whitney was born and educated in the United States. He spent four years living in Japan and subsequently has completed a number of consulting roles and communication projects there and in other parts of Asia. He was also educated, and now lives, in New Zealand.  

He is an experienced international communicator, story teller and brand champion with decades of experience across many subject areas, platforms and regions.  

He is currently managing director of New Zealand-based agency Trinity Communications Limited and has been owner/director of a number of brand communication agencies in New Zealand and Japan since 1986. He held the position of marketing manager for the Strathmore Group that saw him involved in international sports & event marketing (including the launch of the Rugby World Cup and the Auckland-based Commonwealth Games), publications and agribusiness. He was also a senior consultant at multinational agency DDB/Omnicom. 
Dwight has a BA from the University of Auckland (major in Japanese Literature), a MA in Communication from the University of Hawaii and a Diploma in Communication Policy and Planning from the East-West Centre in Honolulu. His thesis was on: An Emerging Pacific Telecommunity: Communication Policy, Planning and Indicators.  

He has taught graduate courses in public relations and communication at Unitec, has lectured at AUT and was a panel presenter at an international United Nations symposium on International Communication in the United States. He also taught Media Studies, English Literature and Presentation Skills at the International Education Centre Tokyo, Japan.  

Dwight has a black belt in Aikido and was an instructor for New Zealand Aikikai Federation. He has a passion for tennis and is an interclub player and past president of Karaka Tennis Club and Pompallier Lawn Tennis Club. With his wife he breeds sport horses.  

He is one of the founders of the Anti-Bullying Centre Line in the Sand initiative and is a regular media commentator on the subject of bullying. Dwight is also a Mentor for Business Mentors New Zealand, and a Coach for the Lion Foundation Youth Enterprise Scheme. He was also part of Sir Owen Glenn’s Glenn Enquiry into Child Abuse and Domestic Violence in New Zealand.

To contact Dwight, call +64 274 907 188.
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