June Luncheon: Florida’s Force – Telling Your Story in the Eye of the Storm

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Date(s) - 06/18/2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Osaka Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar


Join us for our June Professional Development Luncheon at Osaka Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar sponsored by BeachyCations Vacation Rentals. As we enter hurricane season, Major Caitlin Brown, Director of Public Affairs for the Florida National Guard will be discussing crisis communications during her presentation: “Florida’s Force – Telling Your Story in the Eye of the Storm.” Major Brown will share details of the Guard’s heroic efforts during Florida’s recent hurricanes and the team that told their story. She’ll explain how their public affairs team handled crisis communications in the eye of the storm, lessons they learned, and best practices. At this educational program, attendees will learn from the Guard’s communication capabilities and challenges, how to share damaging information and what steps to take before, during, and after a crisis.
Please arrive at 11:30 for networking and the luncheon will begin at 11:45.
Please RSVP by Monday, June 17 to avoid a price increase. Any cancellations made within 48 hours of the event will be billed or not eligible for refunds. Tickets will increase $5 on the day of the event.
Menu for the luncheon will be your choice from the following:
  • Paradise Roll: Shrimp tempura, scallions, cream cheese, and spicy mayo inside, topped with tuna, avocado and krab salad
  • Chicken Teriyaki Bento Box
  • Vegetable Tempura
About Major Caitlin Brown:
Major M. Caitlin Brown is assigned as the Director of Public Affairs for the Florida National Guard. In this role, she is responsible for all strategic communication and public affairs efforts for a dynamic, 12,000-member statewide agency, including crisis communication, media relations, community outreach, social media, journalism, photography, video production, and website management. She provides direct counsel to The Adjutant General and joint senior leadership on all public affairs issues and supervises a staff of ten public affairs and visual information professionals who provide synchronized capabilities to tell the Florida National Guard story.Following her commission on Dec. 18, 2004, Major Brown was assigned to active duty as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, and has since served in a variety of positions in both the military and civilian sectors. She has led all communication activities for the Florida National Guard during numerous high-profile events and a total of 13 named storms, including the first hurricane to make landfall in the state in more than a decade (Hurricane Hermine, 2016) as well as the first Category 5 to hit Florida since Hurricane Andrew in 1992 (Hurricane Michael, 2018).

Thank you to our sponsor!