Top Corporate, Military and Government Leaders Headline National Communications Summit In Washington DC April 22-23

       Top Corporate, Military and Government Leaders Headline National
              Communications Summit In Washington DC April 22-23

Air Force Director of Public Affairs and Navy Chief of Information join
Communications Officers from Siemens, Huntington Ingalls, IBM, Northrop
Grumman, BAE Systems, ITT Exelis and more.

Keynotes Feature Chairman of the US House Ways and Means Committee on
Improving Dialogue with Congress; and Chief Scientist for Data Analytics for
the Obama 2012 Campaign

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2013

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Some of the country's top
communications and public affairs officers will speak at the 4th National
Summit on Strategic Communications on April 22-23 in Washington DC when 100
leaders and CEOs from corporate, military and government communications,
public relations and public affairs assemble to identify and discuss
strategies which enhance engagement and to share best practices to improve

A complete agenda, faculty and registration information is available at Discounts for early registration are available until
March 8. The venue is the Washington Plaza Hotel.

"More than ever, communications and public affairs officers are taking a
leadership role to align what organizations say with what they do to ensure
those actions are synchronized with organization values, character and
strategies – and with the public's expectations," said Robert Grupp, Summit
Director and chair of the non-profit Strategic Communications Leadership
Initiative. "The annual Strategic Summit provides insights and tools to do
that well across multiple industry sectors, in the Department of Defense and
in government agencies." 

Although the term "strategic communications" is broad and its meaning has been
debated by practitioners – most recently by the Assistant to the Secretary of
Defense for Public Affairs, who will open the Summit on Monday, April 22 –
there is unanimous agreement among leaders in the field today that
communication is the core of strategic leadership.

"We must not abandon the fundamental principles upon which responsible and
effective corporate communications, military public affairs and government
relations are founded," Grupp added.

Featured speakers include:

  oGeorge Little, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs,
  oBrigadier General Les Kodlick, Director of Public Affairs, US AIR FORCE
  oRear Admiral John Kirby, Chief of Information, US NAVY
  oCongressman Dave Camp, Chairman, HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE
  oJohn Whaley, SVP Communications and Marketing, SIEMENS
  oDiane Melley, VP Citizenship Initiatives, IBM CORPORATION
  oMark Laity,  Chief, Strategic Communications, SUPREME HDQRS ALLIED POWERS
  oMarcia Bullard, Board Chair, AMERICA'S CHARITIES
  oDavid Albritton, VP & Chief Communications Officer, ITT EXCELIS
  oRayid Ghani, former Chief Scientist for Data Analytics,  OBAMA 2012

Summit sponsors include, BAE Systems, Inc., Cubic Corporation,, Huntington
Ingalls Industries, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Siemens, Bulletin News and
TVEyes. Media Partners include O'Dwyer PR.


The SCLI is a non-profit organization established to advance the profession by
providing thought leadership and setting standards for practicing strategic
communications. The SCLI connects a community of senior executives,
communications directors and public affairs officers from corporations, the
military, government agencies and other non-profit organizations and NGOs.
With an active volunteer Board of Advisors, the SCLI organizes the annual
National Summit on Strategic Communications and conducts interactive programs,
seminars and training to share knowledge and expertise within the professional

For Further Information

Robert W. Grupp
Summit Director

SOURCE National Summit on Strategic Communications

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