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Foresight Communications LLC

5903 Mt Eagle Drive Suite 506

Alexandria, Virginia 22303

United States

Company Description

Foresight communications is a full-service, integrated, public relations and marketing firm with award winning principals and partners. We take great pride in telling your story, shaping your image and presenting your views, ideas, products and services ... more

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Employment History

Astec Components Limited

Director of Communications

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Vice President of Communications for Air Traffic Management Division

The Boeing Company


Next Horizon Communications , LLC

Assistant Administrator, Public Affairs

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Vice President, Communications

James Lee Witt Associates LLC


Press Secretary

Key Member of the White House Economic Communications
U.S. Department of Commerce

The Goodman Communications Group Inc


bachelor's degree


University of Kansas

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Morrie Goodman is an award-winning public relations and crisis communications counselor and journalist. He currently advises global corporations, foreign governments and federal and state agencies on all aspects of public affairs. Most recently, he provided strategic guidance on reputation management to a multi-national corporation.
He is perhaps best known for playing a key role in helping transform the image of FEMA, from one of the worst, to of the most respected agencies in federal government.
Morrie has been in the trenches and in war rooms managing communications for some of our nation's worst crises and emergencies.
He served as assistant administrator for public affairs and communications at NASA, where he managed immense press coverage during the wind down of the Space Shuttle program and the controversy over reduced funding and direction for the next chapter of the agency's manned space flight program. Morrie led the reorganization of NASA's communications department to align with the agency new directions and initiatives. Morrie Goodman and NASA administrator Charles Bolden during a post-launch press conference.
Morrie Goodman and NASA administrator Charles Bolden during a post-launch press conference.
Morrie served as press secretary at the United States Department of Commerce, where he was a key member of the White House economic communications team, developing messages, statements and communiqu├ęs announcing administration policy on trade and the key economic indicators. He accompanied two Commerce Secretaries on trade missions around the world, working with corporate communications teams abroad, foreign government communications executives and foreign press, often issuing statements and arranging press events announcing news-making initiatives and decisions. He developed and manged national campaigns to promote global trade, called Trade Globally, Prosper Locally.
Morrie served as director of emergency information and communications at FEMA, managing communications for dozens of catastrophic events, including the Oklahoma City bombing, Northridge earthquake and the TWA 800 explosion.
He was an adjunct professor of emergency communications at the U.S. Emergency Management Institute, which is also home of the U.S. Fire Administration and the National Fire Academy, where he led national Fire Safe campaigns.
As part of his FEMA duties, he served as a consultant to NATO, working with member nations on best practices in crisis communications. His work on reputation management and communications won the Federal Technology Leadership Award and top honors from the Public Relations Society of America.
He has been credited by his colleagues and government historians for dramatically improving FEMA's reputation, following Hurricane Andrew. He left the agency prior to Hurricane Katrina.
Following his government tenure, Morrie served as vice president, communications for Boeing's Air Traffic Management division.
As a communications and public relations practioner, his clients have included BP, where he counseled company executives on reversing negative press following the Gulf oil catastrophe, Potomac Electric Power Company, which retained Morrie for crisis communications following a record snowfall when the company had overpromised and under delivered and was under attack by the news media. He worked for Erickson Aircrane, where he was retained to help market the famous helicopters internationally.
"Senior FEMA staff credited FEMA's public affairs director, Morrie Goodman, with a significant role in changing the agency's public image."
- IBM Endowment for the Business of Government Presidential Transition Series - Transforming Organizations
"Public Affairs Director Morrie Goodman reshaped FEMA's communications to actively engage the media throughout the response period.
"What manager worth his salt wouldn't send irreverent Morrie Goodman out there to hack through the doubt and hammer home our message."
Now, teaming up with award winning broadcast journalist Mary Nissenson and former FEMA director and now a highly successful counselor to fortune 500 companies James Lee Witt as senior advisors, Morrie has launched Foresight Communications, a full service, fully integrated public relations, communications and marketing agency.

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After years of corporate and government in-house communications leadership, Morrie Goodman launched Foresight Communications, with offices in Alexandria, Virginia. Joining Morrie at Foresight to provide invaluable counsel and support is Mary Nissenson, a former communications executive.

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BATON ROUGE, LA, April 12, 2007 - IEM today announced that award-winning crisis communications executive Morrie Goodman has joined IEM as a Senior Crisis Communications Consultant.

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Goodman Communications and founder Morrie Goodman

Goodman Communications was started in 2003 by Morrie Goodman, a nationally recognized and award winning crisis communications and emergency information professional.
His clients include the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, FEMA and other federal and state agencies and private sector concerns for which he develops and writes crisis communications plans.
He has recently facilitated the development of emergency communications plans for FEMA's catastrophic planning initiatives and developed and wrote the crisis communications plans for state emergency management agencies.
Goodman served as Director of Strategic Communications and Emergency Information at the Federal Emergency Management Agency from January 1993 to November 1998. He managed crisis communications for some of the nation's worst disasters, including; the Northridge earthquake, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Great Midwest floods, Southern California wildfires, hurricanes and more than 200 other presidentially declared disasters. He also worked with the National Transportation Safety Board managing press after the explosion of TWA 800 and managing the board's hearings.
For his work in disaster communications, Goodman won several awards, including the Federal Technology Leadership Award and top honors from the Public Relations Society of America for his development of innovative communications, including live television programming and newsletters intended to keep disaster victims informed in the immediate aftermath of and recovery from disasters.
He developed and taught courses in crisis communications at the Emergency Management Institute and served as a consultant to NATO lecturing and participating in seminars in Europe and Russia.
Goodman holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kansas.
He currently resides in Washington, DC.

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