Crisis Communication Collision:

Where Core Concepts Meet Contemporary Channels

Thursday, September 20, 2018

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About the event

Location: Meredith Corporation, 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281
Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Today, nearly every communications professional—at any level and across all industries—must be prepared to communicate about crises impacting the organizations and individuals they represent. For its debut professional development event, the leadership of the Villanova Communication Alumni Network (VCAN) will present a keynote and panel discussion on this critically important topic. The panel will be moderated by
Dr. Bill Cowen, crisis communications expert; Assistant Professor, Communication, Villanova University and founder of VCAN.

Keynote Speaker:

Rosa M. Gatti ’72 CLAS. A trailblazer for women in the sports industry, Rosa had a remarkable 33-year career at ESPN, going on to become the network’s Senior Vice President of Communications Counsel and Corporate Outreach before retiring in 2013.


Claudia Russo ’04 CLAS. Director, Corporate Communications, Fox Television Stations. Member of VCAN – NYC Leadership Committee
Clare Cullinane ’03 CLAS. Head of Industry, Food and Beverage, Google
Amy Pellicane ’03 CLAS. Executive Director, Consumer Engagement Marketing, Clinique 
Katarina Mayers ’11 CLAS. Press Secretary and Director of Digital Media for the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for the City of New York. Member of VCAN – NYC Leadership Committee


The cost to attend this event is $20 and space is limited so please register today! A portion of the registration fee will go toward future VCAN programming. 


alumni@villanova.edu or call 1-800-VILLANOVA (1-800-845-5266)

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