Past Meetup

Crisis 101: Build The Ark Before You Hear The Thunder

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Join us in August when Brad Grantham from French West Vaughan educates us on how to prepare and manage PR situations for everyday events as well as crisis level events.

Brad Grantham | Associate Vice President

Brad is a senior level media and public relations professional with more than 20 years of experience, providing a strategic approach to public relations and crisis management.

A former TV news manager, Brad relies on his experience directing coverage of tornados, hurricanes, chemical plant explosions, as well as providing strategic counsel on several court cases that attracted nationwide attention. In addition, he has managed crisis communications for high-profile clients across the United States.

His earned media placements have appeared on network broadcasts including “60 Minutes,” “CBS This Morning,” the “Today” show on NBC and segments on CNN, among others.

His numerous honors include national, regional and local broadcast and public relations awards, including the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award. He graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Journalism.

Because of our awesome sponsors, we will also be giving away a pair of tickets to Joan Jett & Heart. Leave a question for Brad in the comments below, before Monday the 29th and get an extra chance to win the tickets.

How to reach The Knowledge Tree and find a parking spot:

The Knowledge Tree is located on the corner of Hillsborough and Henderson St. The entrance is in the back of the building (Nehi Bottling Company). There is a restaurant right beside the Nehi Bottling Company to the left, The Wild Cooks Indian Grill.

There will not be a sign for The Knowledge Tree from the front. Just know it is behind the Nehi Bottling Company, and the Indian Restaurant.

For parking: You can either park in the lot that is pictured right behind The Knowledge Tree, on the side streets of the neighborhood surrounding it, (such as Henderson St.), or at the Dan Allen Deck a few minutes down Hillsborough St. off of Dan Allen Dr.

Traffic - Hillsborough Street is currently adding round abouts - which means they have removed the right travel lane. You will want to leave early. Google Maps has a feature that allows you to judge time to leave.

Hope this helps! We look forward to seeing you there!