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Fall TCC Program Kickoff

Preparedness Never Rests: Behind the Scenes at MEMA
Sept. 13, 2006 lunch-hour speakerBesse hi-res2

Chris Besse, who handles public information and social media for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, is a key communicator in an agency that oozes internal and external communications when a disaster strikes.

Chris will discuss what MEMA does before, during, and after emergencies and disasters and his role in disseminating public information. He will talk about MEMA’s preparedness campaigns as well as crisis communications lessons and strategies during disasters such as the record breaking 2015 winter storms and the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. As September is Emergency Preparedness Month, Chris will also provide personal preparedness information and ideas for preparing for the next disaster.

As MEMA’s Social Media and Public Information Coordinator Chris is responsible for managing MEMA’s website and social media platforms, promoting emergency preparedness, and providing residents of the state with accurate and timely emergency and disaster information. During MEMA emergency activations such as the 2015 record breaking winter storms, the Boston Marathon Bombings, the February 2013 Blizzard, and Hurricane Sandy, Chris has served as the deputy public information officer responsible for providing information to the public through social media messaging, MEMA’s website, traditional media and other public alerting and warning systems.

Eat, network, learn: This program comes at the grab-and-go price of $17 including lunch for TCC members and guests they register. Other visitors $25; Students with ID, only $15.

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