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OCTOBER LUNCHEON --BP Crisis Communications Case Study

When the alarm sounds, hear from Marti Gazzier how BP gets the team pulled together and on the ground. Marti will discuss how BP has dealt with the necessities and the importance of training and drills for crisis communications.

Her presentation will cover both the people points (media response, families, near neighbors, government, etc) and dealing with investigations and lawsuits, as well as lessons learned.


                          

The October luncheon is sponsors are Bayou City Public Relations and BP.  Other sponsorships are available by calling 281-870-1717.
Speaker Marti Gazzier
Public Affairs Director BP Marti Gazzier joined BP in January of 2001 with more than 16 years of public relations/ communications experience with an emphasis on television and print reporting and a background in government and issues management. She was a TV reporter in Wichita Falls, Texas and has since ...

Public Affairs Director
BP

Marti Gazzier joined BP in January of 2001 with more than 16 years of public relations/ communications experience with an emphasis on television and print reporting and a background in government and issues management. She was a TV reporter in Wichita Falls, Texas and has since served in the capacity of a corporate and international spokesperson.


In her new role, Marti will act as a public affairs director in the Rockies region supporting the North American Gas SPU in Wyoming.


Marti recently served as the director of Corporate Reputation for BP North America. Her work included developing a national program to specifically target key audiences taking into account the External Affairs priorities for North America.  She served as a member of the US policy reputation council and assisted in defining tactics and plans that enhanced BP’s reputation, setting milestones and metrics, and monitoring developments and activities to see that the plan was implemented.


Previous assignments included the director of government and public affairs for BP’s Gulf Coast Refining and Chemicals operations based in Texas City where her responsibilities included the counseling of facility managers on strategic issues with external implications and the design and implementation of plans/activities for media, government and community audiences.

 

Prior to joining BP, Marti served as the public affairs - international liaison for ExxonMobil Chemical Company at its headquarters location in Houston.


Marti has maintained an active leadership role in her community volunteering her time in a range of activities. She has held numerous local and state board leadership positions. She was awarded ExxonMobil’s “Shared Visions Realized” award, received the Baytown Hispanic Chamber’s “Business Person of the Year,” recognized as co-Volunteer of the Year  for the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce and received two Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Fellow honors.


Marti is a three-year graduate of Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communications with a minor in speech. She has completed three years of advanced development through the United States Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organizational Management, one year with the International Council of Shopping Centers School for Professional Development, and is a certified Challenge Course instructor.

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Organizer Paula Ruth, APR

When?

Wed, Oct. 5, 2005
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central

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Where?

Courtyard on St. James Place
1885 St. James Place
Houston, TX 77056