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US Navy Information Chief Joins Former National Incident Commander for Hurricane Katrina and BP Oil Spill to Headline National Summit on Strategic Communications

Participants from GE, Kraft Foods, Lockheed Martin, Yum! Brands, AECOM, Booz Allen Hamilton, AECOM, Northrop Grumman, US Air Force, FDA, Defense Intelligence Agency

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Navy Chief of Information will deliver a keynote address at the National Summit on Strategic Communications on Tuesday, April 17, in Washington DC. Admiral Dennis J. Moynihan – who is principal spokesman for the Department of the Navy and provides strategic communication counsel to the secretary of the Navy and the chief of Naval Operations – will use current events, both foreign and domestic, to illustrate how strategic communications and new technologies are integral to advancing the Navy mission and brand.

Registration information is at www.strategicsummit.com.

Also delivering a keynote – on Monday, April 16 – is Thad Allen, Senior Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton. Admiral Allen is retired commandant of the US Coast Guard. He was the National Incident Commander for the nation's responses to Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

In his remarks, "Leadership, Strategy and Communication: The Ingredients for Success in a Complex World," Admiral Allen will share insights and lessons learned from his efforts to create a unified response among state and local governments, the EPA, DHS, DOD, as well as the Departments of Interior, Commerce, and Health and Human Services.

The two-day Summit assembles some of the nation's top leaders on issues and opportunities facing company executives, military commanders and government agencies. The objective is to share and compare best practice for effective communication with more impact using proven strategies and today's latest technologies.

"Through plenary speakers and panel discussions, the Strategic Summit delivers actionable strategies for engaging stakeholders, building authentic brands, elevating corporate responsibility, and playing a constructive role in shaping public policy," said Robert W. Grupp, Conference Director and President of Grupp Global Partners LLC. "This annual event is strategic in focus and global in scope."

The highly-interactive annual Strategic Communications Summit has been recognized by public affairs and communications executives as a leading forum. The Summit is sponsored by the General Electric Company. Media partners include PR Newswire and O'Dwyer's PR. The Summit is co-hosted by ExL Events and Grupp Global Partners LLC.  

Additional speakers include:

  • Col. Douglas P. Anderson, Director, Commander's Action Group, US AIR FORCE
  • Jonathan Blum, Senior Vice President and Chief Public Affairs Officer, YUM! BRANDS, INC.
  • Clarke Caywood, PhD., Professor, Medill School of Journalism, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
  • Kevin A. Clark, Director Emeritus, IBM Brand and Values Experience, IBM CORPORATION
  • Daniel Diermeier, PhD., Professor, Kellogg School of Management, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
  • Helio Fred Garcia, Executive Director, LOGOS INSTITUTE FOR CRISIS MANAGEMENT
  • Paul Gennaro, Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, AECOM
  • General Jerry C. McAbee, US Marine Corps (ret); now Technical Advisor for Media Analysis and Assessment, CUBIC CORP
  • Gary Sheffer, Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
  • C. Perry Yeatman, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, KRAFT FOODS
  • …and many more.

A complete agenda and faculty list is available at www.strategicsummit.com.  Use Priority Code: C206PRNS when registering.

For Further Information:
Robert Grupp
Conference Director
[email protected]

SOURCE National Summit on Strategic Communications

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