Public relations professionals, crisis communications staffs, corporate management and board members are all on the firing line when a major crisis occurs. Tragedies like the shootings at Virginia Tech can create situations that are unmanageable and can result in further damage to the organization''s credibility and reputation if handled poorly.
Please join PRSA Houston and Harry Rhulen , CEO of Firestorm Solutions, LLC. for a luncheon seminar, "Luck is not a Strategic Plan – Lessons Learned from Virginia Tech. " In addition to the presentation, all attendees will receive a copy of Rhulen’s book Disaster Ready People for a Disaster Ready America.
Speaker Harry Rhulen
CEO Firestorm Solutions, LLC On April 19, 2007, Rhulen was called by Virginia Tech’s President Charles Steger to assist the University in the crisis and media management after the shootings. He and the Firestorm team were on site 17 hours later. Firestorm spent the next two weeks providing the public ...
Firestorm Solutions, LLC
On April 19, 2007, Rhulen was called by Virginia Tech’s President Charles Steger to assist the University in the crisis and media management after the shootings. He and the Firestorm team were on site 17 hours later. Firestorm spent the next two weeks providing the public relations/crisis communications support to the University.
Rhulen spent the first eighteen years of his career in the insurance industry. He has worked as a consultant in many industries, using his risk management, crisis management, and business management skills, public company, legal, bankruptcy, and due diligence experience to help his clients.
He has been Chairman and CEO of a public insurance holding company with United States and European operations. Rhulen has extensive due diligence experience having participated in over thirty M&A transactions. He has lead several public offerings raising in excess of $350 million.
Rhulen, as an insurance industry representative, serving on the board of the American Insurance Association, testified before Congress to expand the opportunities for financial service companies. He has served on the boards of several profit and not-for-profit entities. He has received humanitarian awards for many of his efforts, including the “Quality of Human Life” Award from the American Red Cross. He graduated Cum Laude from the College of Insurance and has both a Juris Doctor and Masters of Business Degree from Syracuse University.