Fall Focus: Crisis Communication
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Location - Midtown Global Market
920 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis
Join us for our Fall Focus topic of Crisis Communications on at the Midtown Global Market. In this current climate of events, it is crucial that you plan for a number of crisis situations that may occur and communication is vital to making sure you get the correct information out regarding the situation. In this valuable session you will hear from a panel of experts who will share their experience about messaging during a crisis.
8:30 am - Registration Opens
9:00 am - Panel Discussion Begins
10:00 am - Event Ends
* Feel free to stick around the market which opens at 10:00am for food and shopping from around the globe.
Valerie Martin, Founder/Owner of Alpha Agency, LLC
Alpha Agency provides services to private, public-sector and nonprofit clients around the country, specializing in media relations, crisis communications, litigations communications, high-profile clients and internal/external message development. Prior to founding her communications firm in 2002, she served as press secretary/aide to the MN Governor, was director of communications for the MN Supreme Court/Judicial Branch, director of communications for a congressional campaign and has a decade-long background as a radio newscaster and announcer. Valerie is a passionate strategist who excels in managing high-stakes and highly sensitive communications. Her 20+ years of experience have been utilized by clients ranging from CEOs of Fortune 100 and Global 500 companies to numerous nonprofits and advocacy campaigns.
Jon Austin, Senior Partner of J Austin & Associates
He is a communications professional with expertise in issue management, crisis communications, reputation management, internal communications, speechwriting and presentation training, government/public affairs and labor relations. He has worked with more than 300 companies across dozens of industries as well as non-profits and government agencies at the local, state and federal levels. Prior to starting his consultancy in 2006, Austin worked with Fleishman-Hillard and with Northwest Airlines. Prior to his work in the airline industry, he held leadership positions in software development, politics and government. A veteran of more than 20,000 media interviews, Austin has been quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and USA Today and has appeared on 60 Minutes, 20/20, The Today Show, ABC World News, CNN, NBC Nightly News, Dateline NBC and numerous other national and international media outlets.
Moderator: J. Marie, CEO of Nemer Fieger
Address: 920 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Parking: Park in the ramp (10th Ave and Lake St) on the east side of the building – easiest access – we’ll connect at the guard desk inside the Market and escort people in as most of the Market is closed
Health & Safety Preparedness Plan:
- This event will follow all MN Department of Health Department guidelines.
- Please do not attend this event if you are not feeling well or have been in contact with anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
- Masks are not required at the event, but you are welcome to wear one regardless of your vaccination status.
- We reserve the right to adjust our Health & Safety Preparedness Plan based on current local, stage, and national guidelines.