BU PRSSA Weekly Meeting with Former Public Affairs Officer of the US Coast Guard

210px-US-CoastGuard-Seal.svgJoin us for our first guest speaker of the spring semester this Thursday, January 31st at 5 pm. Prospective members are welcome to get a better sense of what PRSSA is all about. If you’re ready to pay dues, you may bring them to this meeting. If not, those considering joining have until February 14th to do so. This week our Chapter will welcome Joe Klinker, Public Affairs Officer for the US Coast Guard. Remember that we have a new meeting room for the semester – SMG 222!

Lieutenant Klinker is a professional communicator with a specialty in crisis management. As a U.S. Coast Guard officer, Klinker has been in the field for nearly a decade as both a representative and instructor and has managed public information efforts during hundreds of events including the Deepwater Horizon Response (BP Oil Spill), Hurricane Sandy, and the Costa Concordia aftermath. Through the years, Klinker has coordinated dozens of major press events including press conferences for Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Klinker has worked with a variety of organizations such as the New York Times, Walt Disney Pictures and Good Morning America (to name a few). With offices in Boston and New York City, he currently serves as the Coast Guard’s public affairs officer for northeastern U.S. You can follow him on Twitter at @joeklinker

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