Liaison to chief officers and representative of Department with keen ability to identify and foster key relationships with executive level management, subject matter expert's and community stakeholders. Skilled collaborator with strong conflict resolution skills and a proven record of creative problem solving. Ability to thoroughly analyze information making thoughtful assessments and recommendations. Politically astute with a mastery of communication principles and practices using appropriate judgment while maintaining required confidentiality.
Affective liaison in highly political environments.
Experienced crisis communications practitioner.
Trained in conflict resolution and mediation.
Excellent writer and public speaker.
Well versed in emergency operations.
Understanding of public policy and legislation.
Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution - Pepperdine University - 2014
Federal Incident Command Systems 100 - 400 - Los Angeles County Fire Department - 2007
Crisis Communications and the Media California - Specialized Training Institute - 2006
Board of Supervisor's Los Angeles County - 5th District Supervisor, Michael D. Antonovich (2012) Recognition from Los Angeles County Supervisor, Michael D. Antonovich for contributions for community relations and contributions to the County.
Los Angeles County Fire Department -Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby (2011) Awarded the Medal of Valor for development of life saving community education program.
American Heart Association (2011) Recognition for significant contributions in efforts supporting CPR programs in Los Angeles County.
City Council, City of La Canada Flintridge (2009) Recognition from Mayor and City Council for collaboration, information, and community support during the "Station Fire".
Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles (2008) Recognition for Interagency support and collaboration during numerous emergency incidents.
SCV Press Club / NewsMaker of the Year (2006) Nominated “Most Cooperative with the Press”
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