[June Luncheon] Crisis Comms: A Guide to the Ever Changing Media Landscape

June 7, 2017  |  Meeting Info
The Speaker

Marcus Reese

Marcus Reese is a public affairs specialist experienced in managing high profile legislative issues that have received extensive coverage in financial, political and international media.  Marcus’ areas of expertise include: government relations, grassroots/coalition building and strategic communications. Key duties have involved providing strategic political and communications counsel to C-level executives, developing client’s policy and advocacy agendas, and serving as the lead advocate representing clients before legislative, regulatory and (in conjunction with legal), law enforcement bodies.

Most recently, Marcus served as Vice-President State & Local Government Affairs for Los Angeles-headquartered Herbalife, where he ran their 50-state government relations effort in response to an attack from an activist hedge funder.  Prior to Herbalife, Marcus served as a public affairs consultant for clients facing regulatory and reputation issues including: 

  • Uber’s government relations market-entry in several municipalities including: Washington D.C, Philadelphia, Miami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Denver, Dallas, Boston, Detroit and Columbus
  • New York Governor David Paterson’s transition 
  • Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s legal PR defense
  • Baker Hostetler, the law firm assigned as trustee to the Madoff fraud case 
  • The British Petroleum oil spill in Louisiana
  • Honeywell, AT&T, Pepsi, UFC and PHH

Marcus also has several years of experience in government and political campaigns across a number of states.  Marcus was named to NYC’s City Hall’s Rising Stars 40 Under 40, and has been a contributor to the television program Inside City Hall. He holds a B.A. in Corporate Journalism from Auburn University and is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.

The Details

When: Wednesday, June 21

11:30 AM Networking & Lunch
12:00 PM NAPRCA Updates
12:15 PM Speaker Begins
1:00 PM Wrap Up

Where: Redstone Federal Credit Union
GPS Address: 220 Wynn Drive NW, Huntsville, AL 35893

Price: $17 for Non Members, $15 for Members, $12 for Students

Select to either pay in advance when you register OR register only and pay at the door when you arrive.

The RSVP deadline for the June Luncheon is Monday, June 19 at 5 PM.

See you on Wednesday, June 21!


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