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PR: Helping keep things calm before, during and after the storm

 

Among Harris County's top leaders, Judge Ed Emmett is well known for the "Hunker Down" phrase during Hurricane Ike when Gulf Coast residents battled Mother Nature.  During one of the worst storms of the decade, residents stepped up to help fellow neighbors and Americans under his leadership.  From emergency response teams to thousands of volunteers and assistance with temporary housing for evacuees, Judge Emmett was on the front lines.

Few could be more qualified for such an undertaking.  Recognized as an international expert in transportation and logistics, Emmett now directts Harris County's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Join us Wednesday, May 1, to hear this skilled communicator explore the role that effective public relations plays in planning and managing a crisis--whether a natural disaster or man-made.  This will be our last luncheon at the Briar Club.

Thanks to our May Sponsors, AAA Texas  and Port of Houston Authority.  Door prizes include four tickets and a parking pass to the Astros vs. Kansas City Royals game on May 20, plus a Starbucks Gift Card, courtesy of Clear Channel Outdoor.

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Speaker: Harris County Judge Ed Emmett
Speaker Harris County Judge Ed Emmett
Edward M. Emmett became Harris County Judge on March 6, 2007. A member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1979 to 1987, Judge Emmett was chairman of the Committee on Energy and a member of the Transportation Committee. He represented Texas on numerous national committees related to energy and ...

Edward M. Emmett became Harris County Judge on March 6, 2007.


A member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1979 to 1987, Judge Emmett was chairman of the Committee on Energy and a member of the Transportation Committee. He represented Texas on numerous national committees related to energy and transportation policy.


In 1989 President George H.W. Bush nominated Emmett as a Commissioner at the Interstate Commerce Commission.  After being confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate, Judge Emmett served on the commission for three years.


Prior to becoming county judge, he received international recognition for his work in transportation and logistics policy.


Among his many other activities, Judge Emmett is director of Harris County's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, chairman of the Houston-Galveston Area Council and chairman of the HGAC Transportation Policy Council.  He also is chairman of the Harris County Juvenile Board.


Judge Emmett attended Bellaire High School.  He graduated from Rice University in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and from the University of Texas at Austin in 1974 with a Master of Public Affairs degree.


Judge Emmett and his wife, Gwen, have been married for 37 years and have four children and nine grandchildren.

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Organizer Elizabeth Novotny, Program Chair

When?

Wed, May 1, 2013
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
(GMT-0600) America/Chicago

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Where?

Briar Club
2603 Timmons
Houston, TX 77027