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This profile was last updated on 4/22/07  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Goodman Communications LLC


  • bachelor's degree , journalism
    University of Kansas
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Morrie Goodman has joined ..., 22 April 2007 [cached]
Morrie Goodman has joined IEM as senior crisis communications consultant of the energy- and disaster-management firm.
Veteran Crisis Communications Expert Morrie Goodman Joins IEM - IEM Inc., 12 April 2007 [cached]
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.
"I am delighted Morrie is joining our team," said Madhu Beriwal, IEM President and CEO.
Morrie brings with him a broad range of emergency information, crisis communications and management experience, as well as the perspective of a veteran journalist."
Goodman is well known in government and industry for his work as Director of Emergency Information, Media and Public Affairs and Strategic Communications at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). At FEMA he managed crisis communications for some of the nation's worst disasters, including the Northridge earthquake, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Midwest floods of 1993 and dozens of other natural disasters.
Goodman introduced emergency information delivery systems including innovative radio and television networks, internet and publishing, for which he received the Federal Technology Leadership Award, several meritorious service awards and top honors from the Public Relations Society of America.
In addition, Goodman worked with the National Transportation Safety Board managing communications and the public hearings following the explosion of TWA Flight 800 off the Long Island Coast. He also served as a special consultant to NATO and United Nations, lecturing on crisis communications in Russia and several NATO countries.
Prior to government service, Goodman worked in television news where he held positions as reporter, producer and news director, including senior producer for CNN's coverage of the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion.
After leaving government, Goodman served as vice president of communications for Boeing's Air Traffic Management Division and for James Lee Witt Associates.
A native of Kansas City, he received his bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.
Goodman resides on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
Good Man Communications, 7 April 2011 [cached]
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.
Morrie ..., 24 Nov 2012 [cached]
Morrie Goodman
Morrie is an award-winning communications professional. Prior to joining Next Horizon, he served clients in aviation and aerospace firms, the Department of Homeland Security, and other federal and state agencies. He has been NASA's assistant administrator for public affairs, director of communications at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, where senior agency officials say he played a major role in turning the image of the FEMA around following Hurricane Andrew, and press secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he was a key member of the White House economic communications team. Morrie has been a reporter, producer and news director for South Florida TV stations, among others and CNN.
Canadian Issues - Katrina - Wake Up Call for Environment, Emergencies, Infrastructure Evaluation, 2 Oct 2004 [cached]
"They've taken emergency management away from the emergency managers," complained Morrie Goodman, who was FEMA's chief spokesman during the Clinton administration.
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