May 2011 | Lunch N’ Learn: How to Develop an Effective Communication Plan for Disaster Preparedness

EVENT: Develop an Effective Communication Plan for Disaster Preparedness

DATE: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

TIME: 11:30 AM – 1:15 PM (Networking begins at 11:30 AM, with lunch and the program to follow promptly at 12:00 PM)

PLACE: Hilton® Naples,, 5111 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34103

 With the start of the annual Atlantic-basin hurricane season just a few weeks away on June 1, now is the time to develop a disaster communication plan for yourself, company employees and clients to be better prepared to deal with disasters, crisis situations and potential security threats in Southwest Florida.

Lauren Stover, Miami International Airport Director of Public Safety, Security and Communications, Miami-Dade Aviation Department and formerly with The Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation and Security Administration (TSA), is a nationally recognized senior-level public affairs, crisis and aviation expert.

John Wilson, Director of Emergency Management, Lee County, FL Emergency Management Center, is in demand locally and nationally when disaster strikes for his knowledge and experience in preparing for and dealing with natural disasters and the annual Atlantic-basin hurricane season in Lee County and Southwest Florida.

Jennifer James-Mesloh, Ph.D., M.P.A., Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), has a background in Communications & Public Affairs and teaches in the FGCU College of Professional Studies. Previously, she successfully managed Lee County Health Department’s response to the H1N1 Virus outbreak a few years ago with Lee County employees and news media outlets.

COST: $24 for PRSA members, $29 for non-members and walk-up attendees, $27 for non-profit, $15 for students and PRSSA members. *No shows will be billed and only checks and cash will be accepted.

REGISTER: You must register online by Friday, May 20th to attend: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER