Full day topic: Media relations and crisis communications – When the inevitable hits the gumbo pot
Date: Monday, Feb. 24
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (full day)
Cost: $65 member; $90 non-member
Lunch topic: How to become a superhero spokesperson by channeling your inner Aristotle
Time: Noon – 1 p.m. (lunch only program)
Cost: $34 member; $44 non-member
PRSSA Students Cost: $10 for full or lunch program
Presenter: Dr. Joe Trahan, III, APR, Fellow PRSA
Location: NANA Regional Corporation; 909 W. Ninth Ave., Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Sponsors: Equilux and NANA Regional Corporation
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The New Orleans native has thirty-eight years of public relations/affairs experience in governmental, association, and educational and non-profit public relations. Additionally, Dr. Trahan is also LTC(R) Joe Trahan, United States Army Reserve (USAR), former Commander of The 314th Public Affairs Operations Center (PAOC) (USAR) located in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. (LTC-USAR) Trahan has successfully operated four Joint Information Bureaus (JIBs) and one Joint Information Center (JIC) from 1991-94. Some of Dr. (LTC) Trahan’s JIB/JIC Assignments were: Joint Logistics over the Shore (JLOTS)-1992; Presidential Task Force Andrew-1992; The National Boy Scout Jamboree -1993 and The 50th Anniversary of Operation Overlord-1994. Since 1998, Dr. Joe Trahan has superbly Media Relations trained over 3,500 people yearly in: 46 US states, England, Norway, France, Belgium, Paraguay, Mexico and The Netherlands.
Dr. Joe Trahan, APR graduated from Tulane University with a BA degree in American Military History, a MA degree in Public Relations from Ball State University and a Ph.D. in Mass Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations and Advertising from The University of Southern Mississippi. Currently, Dr. Trahan is The Chair of The PRSA Educators’ Academy and The PRSSA Faculty Advisor for Georgia State University. Finally, Dr. Joe Trahan is an accredited member of Public Relations Society of America, a former National PSA Board of Director and National PRSSA Faculty Advisor. He was inducted into The Rowan University Public Relations Hall of Fame for lifetime distinguished contributions to The Public Relations Profession in 2019.He was inducted into The Southern Public Relations Federation(SPRF) Hall of Fame for bringing distinction to The Public Relations Profession in 2016. He was awarded The Lloyd B. Dennis Award by PRSA in 2009 for Distinguished Leadership in Public Affairs. He’s also a long time fan of The World Champion New Orleans Saints!