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Spencer Sias

Adjunct Professor

Mr. Sias came to Varian Medical Systems, Inc., in 1999 when it became one of three independent businesses created by the spin-off of Varian Associates, Inc. As a member of Varian Medical Systems' corporate staff, Mr. Sias manages investor relations and corporate communications including public relations, employee communications and community relations for the company. Varian Medical Systems, which reported revenues of $2.1 billion in fiscal year 2006, is the world leader in the design and production of equipment and software for treating cancer with radiation therapy. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the ASRT Education and Research Foundation.
He was an award-winning journalist who spent 10 years reporting and editing for daily newspapers, including Gannett Newspapers, before joining a high-tech public relations firm in the Silicon Valley. As an agency public relations executive for five years, Mr. Sias supported companies, including Varian Associates, Hewlett Packard, Tektronix, and Sun Microsystems. Prior to joining Varian Medical Systems, Mr. Sias worked for nine years as Director of Public Relations at Raychem Corporation, with responsibilities in public and media relations, investor relations, employee communications, and community relations. He is the winner of several communications awards, including two for the Varian Medical Systems 1999 and 2000 annual reports.
Mr. Sias is a member of the National Investor Relations Institute, the Public Relations Society of America and a past member of the Society of Professional Journalists.


San Francisco State University, BA

Administrative Appointments

Member of National Investor Relations Institute

Courses Offered
  • Econ 705 - Writing for IR