January Free Event: Cup of Joe with Joe, an informal session with Joe Williams

Join us for an informal session with our chapter’s own Joe Williams, where he will share what he has found to be true in his 40-plus year career.

Joe will share snippets, stories and truisms from his varied career and life experiences in a sit-down, intimate and up-close setting with chapter members and guests. Over a cup of coffee.

This isn’t a boring, historical recount of events in his life, but rather sage advice and thoughtful perspectives for anyone seeking greater clarity and application to their own professional and personal growth.

RSVP now to fill your cup on Jan. 25.

  • When: Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Where: Foolish Things, 1001 S. Main St., Tulsa, OK 74119
  • Fee:  Free to attend

About Joe
Joe Williams is a communications consultant to leading firms around the world. He began Joe Williams Communications in 1985 in Bartlesville, providing research, training and consulting services to world-wide clients ranging from General Dynamics to SaskPower (Canada), from Butterfield Bank (Bermuda) to Wake Forest University, from McGraw Hill to Cirque du Soleil.

He holds more than 125 national communication awards, including 12 Gold Quills from the International Association of Business Communicators, scores of Bronze Quills, several ADDY’s, and numerous awards for his writing and design work from organizations such as the Art Director’s Club of Tulsa, the New York Art Directors Club, Chicago Communication Collaborative, PRSA and others. In 2009, IABC named him a Fellow, the highest honor that organization bestows.

He is the recipient of the Allied Arts and Humanities Council award for civic and humanitarian service and was awarded the Mayor’s Award as the outstanding citizen of Bartlesville, Oklahoma. He has been an adjunct lecturer at OSU Tulsa and has served on the Director’s Advisory Board of the School of Media & Strategic Communications at Oklahoma State University and the Dean’s Board of Advice for the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Joe holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and advertising management and a master’s in mass communications from Oklahoma State, where he was a Paul Miller Scholar and named the outstanding graduate student in the School of Journalism and Broadcasting.

February Luncheon – Prepare and Prevent, or Repair and Repent: Crisis Communication Planning for Today’s Professional

Join us Feb. 15 as veteran crisis communication expert Deb Hileman, CMP, shares the latest trends in crisis communication planning and preparedness. In this fast-paced presentation, Deb will talk about how to identify issues and address them before they go public and best practices to mitigate and manage crises when they do go public. Learn about the most common crises faced by companies today and how to develop strategies to protect the brand when (not if) they occur. She also will share insights from the most recent crisis management research conducted by her firm, the Institute for Crisis Management, where she serves as president and CEO.

  • When: Wednesday, Feb. 15, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Where: Tulsa Country Club, 701 N. Union Ave., Tulsa, OK 74127
  • Fee:
    • IABC Member fee $25
    • IABC Non-Member/Guest fee $35
    • Student fee $15

About Deb
A business leader and certified communication management professional (CMP) with 30 years’ experience in public and private companies and non-profit organizations, Deb has led high-performing communications teams in health care, manufacturing, insurance and financial services and higher education, among others. She is a FEMA-trained Incident Commander with experience as a national EMS public information officer during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (2005), Dean (2007), Ike and Gustav (2008).

Known as a voice of calm in the midst of chaos, Deb has earned a reputation as a trusted strategist and advisor to C-suite executives, operations and other organizational stakeholders. She has successfully managed strategic communications for business issues including natural disasters, labor strikes, criminal prosecutions and federal civil investigations, social media attacks, workplace violence, executive malfeasance, investor litigation, wrongful death and patient abuse investigations, mergers, acquisitions and corporate bankruptcies, among others.

Deb is a longtime member of IABC, where she served as a chapter president and regional director-at-large. She is Vice Chair of the Global Communication Certification Council and a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

To learn more about Deb and the Institute for Crisis Management, visit http://crisisconsultant.com.