In a crisis, communicating your message to the aggressive, detail-hungry media can be hard enough without arm wrestling with your attorney over every word. In this session, crisis communications expert Mark Weaver will discuss keys to addressing your lawyer’s concerns while still getting to effectively do your job. This session will provide practical tips that public relations professionals will be able to take home and implement for use in a crisis situation.

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This episode is sponsored by PRSA's Counselors to Higher Education

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Director of External Relations, University of Delaware


Mark Weaver

Mark Weaver, an attorney, is a communications adviser with decades of experience. Previously, as deputy Ohio attorney general, he was responsible for crisis management and acted as chief spokesman. He is an adjunct faculty member at The Ohio State University College of Law, University of Akron and the School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and he is the author of the book “A Wordsmith’s Work.” Weaver has worked with several higher education institutions.