National High Profile Crisis Communication Cases
National High Profile Ohio State Senator Nina Turner, Bernie Sanders for President Campaign
Client: Ohio State Senator Nina Turner
Role: Director of Communications
Responsibilities: Rapid response, crisis management, media relations and media booking for news of the day appearances for Senator Turner. Senator Nina Turner was Senator Bernie Sanders most visible national surrogate as a result daily task included but not limited to intense, heated debate regarding issues such as the DNC convention, Nevada Caucus and the divide among the Democratic Party.
National High Profile Orlando, Florida Pulse Nightclub Shooting
Client: City of Orlando Commissioner Patty Sheehan and Commissioner Regina Hill
Role: National Media Senior Booker
Responsibilities: Booked over 40 national appearances with International and National media outlets such as CNN, MSNBC, Fox, ABC and NBC. Positioned clients on highest rated shows such as Anderson Cooper 360, Good Morning America with Gayle King, Rachel Maddow and Don Lemon. Additional duties included but not limited to rapid response talking points, crisis communication, messaging and media strategy.
National High Profile Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Officer Holtzclaw Trial
Client: Attorney Benjamin Crump (Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown high profile Attorneys National Bar Association past President)
Role: Senior Publicist, Senior Local Media Contact and Grassroots field organizer
Responsibilities: Organized and lead national press conference prior to sentencing and day of historic 263 year sentencing. Organized and spoke on behalf of victims at the United Nations in NYC. Generated social media presence from an unknown case to high profile coverage which included but not limited to, 60 minutes, Crime Watch Daily, CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. Quoted in national media outlets such as NPR, CNN, The Guardian, New York Times and various national, state and local outlets.
National High Profile Dallas, Texas Police Shooting
Client: Next Generation Action Network
Role: Senior Publicist, Senior Director of Communications, Brand and Message Senior Manager. Rapid response manager and Crisis Communications. Sole Speech writer
Responsibilities: Booked over 40 national appearances with International and National media outlets such as CNN, MSNBC, Fox, ABC and NBC. Sole speech writer for NGAN press conference immediately following shooting. Media strategist, worked with the organization Attorney to ensure consistent media messaging to avoid further crisis to include but not limited to liability and brand reputation protection.
National High Profile Tulsa, Oklahoma Monroe Bird III Case
Client: Attorney Benjamin Crump: Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown high profile Attorneys National Bar Association past President.
Role: Senior Publicist, Senior Local Media Contact, Brand and Message Senior Manager, Grassroots field organizer and family spokeswoman
Responsibilities: Organized Tulsa Oklahoma courthouse demonstration, Media Spokesperson point of contact with various media print, radio and television outlets. Created messaging campaign to include but not limited to logo, slogan, website and social media pages. Managed message on social media. Partnered with national grassroots activist such as Sean King (Shaun King, Senior Justice writer for New York Daily News) managed go fund fundraiser for victim which generated over 60k within one week.
National High Profile Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Levi Pettit Incident
Client: Oklahoma State Senator Anastasia Pittman
Role: Media Communications Consultant, Project Manager
Responsibilities: Assisted in consensus building as community liaison on behalf of Senator Pittman to organize participants to assist with Oklahoma Black History Education Project. Conducted live radio interviews with Senator Pittman to inform public on case status and future project goals as a result of the Levi Petit comments.
National High Profile Palm Beach Gardens, Florida Corey Jones Shooting
Client: Riviera Beach Councilwoman Lynne Hubbard
Role: Media Communications Consultant, Rapid Response, Press Release, Media Relations
Responsibilities: Draft and distribute press release as rapid response to national high profile shooting of Corey Jones in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
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