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Communicating with Hope-Stability-Compassion-Trust in our New World


March 25, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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The Covid-19 pandemic is an unprecedented event in modern history. When information is unavailable or inconsistent during such a crisis, and when people feel unsure about what they know (or anyone knows), behavioral science points to an increased human desire for transparency, guidance, and making sense out of what has happened.

As our world starts to return to kilter, we want to communicate with hope, stability, compassion, and trust. Experienced crisis communicators Dr. Joseph Trahan and his son Joe will join PRSA Dallas for a call to discuss how you communicate is almost more important than what you are communicating.

Dr. Joseph V. Trahan, III, APR
A New Orleans native, Dr. Joseph V. Trahan, III, has over thirty-two years of public relations/affairs experience in governmental, association, and educational and non-profit public relations.

Dr. Trahan is retired Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army Reserve (USAR), and a former Commander of the 314th Public Affairs Operations Center located in Birmingham, Alabama. While in the armed forces, Dr. Trahan successfully operated four Joint Information Bureaus and one Joint Information Center from 1991-94. Some of his assignments were: Joint Logistics over the Shore -1992; the Presidential Task Force Andrew-1992; the National Boy Scout Jamboree -1993 and the 50th Anniversary of Operation Overlord (D-Day) - 1994.

Since 1998, Dr. Trahan has superbly trained more than 3,500 people yearly in media relations throughout almost all of the United States. England, Norway, France, Belgium, Paraguay, Mexico and the Netherlands.

Dr. Trahan graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Military History. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Public Relations from Ball State University and a Ph.D. in Mass Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations and Advertising from The University of Southern Mississippi.
An accredited member of Public Relations Society of America, Dr. Trahan is a former member of the National PRSA Board of Directors and National PRSSA Faculty Advisor. Dr. Trahan is also a Fellow in Public Relations Society of America’s College of Fellows.

He’s also a long-term fan of The Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints!

Joe Trahan
Joe Trahan is in his 15th season with the Dallas Cowboys as the Media Relations and Corporate Communications Coordinator, 16th overall in the NFL. Along with being a member of the football communications staff, he is also the press contact/media coordinator for all major events at AT&T Stadium and The Star in Frisco. Trahan has gained experience throughout the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, the NCAA sports ranks and as internationally in the final season of NFL Europe with the 2007 World Bowl Champion Hamburg Sea Devils (Germany). Trahan owns two degrees from The University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science (Sport Administration) and a Master of Arts (Public Relations).

Deadline to register: Wednesday, February 24 at 10PM
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$10.00 PRSA Members (Outside of Dallas)

$25.00 Non-members

$10.00 Students