Since the December 1984 disaster in Bhopal, India, the way companies who operate industrial facilities communicate with the public changed forever. Where environmental, health and safety issues are concerned, open communications are not just ideal — they are required. Ann will share with us how your company can save money, improve relations with the communities in which you operate and recruit the best local talent.
Ann Green is president of Ann Green Communications and is a nationally recognized leader in building communications between companies and communities. She is considered a pioneer in developing grassroots conversations between industry and stakeholders—including some of the nation’s largest companies and most well-known activists.
Ann has more than 30 years of experience consulting with over 100 companies in 32 states. She was instrumental in developing Community Advisory Panels (CAPs), which provide two-way communication between businesses and their stakeholders, including local citizens, elected officials and regulators.
Ann has worked with various industries to develop comprehensive crisis management plans. She also has created international crisis management plans for the chemical industry.
Ann has earned the Master of Science degree in journalism and behavioral science from West Virginia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and journalism from Glenville State College. She has been honored as Practitioner of the Year and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from by the West Virginia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. She was recognized by the Charleston, West Virginia, Area YWCA as a Woman of Achievement and was a finalist for West Virginia Entrepreneur of the Year sponsored by Ernst and Young. In 2012, she was honored by Glenville State College as Alumnae of the Year.
The meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 18, from 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. We will be visiting our new location for 2018, the Holiday Inn Express Civic Center at 100 Civic Center Drive in Charleston. There is free parking and our meeting room is down the hall to the left of the registration desk on the first floor.
The fee for the meeting is $22 for members and students and $25 for guests. Reservations are due by Friday, July 13, and can be made at www.prsawv.org.
The board and committee chairs will meet at 11:00 a.m.