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.
clients include the Department of Homeland Security
, Department of Defense
and other federal and state agencies and private sector concerns for which he
develops and writes crisis communications plans.
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.
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.
currently resides in Washington, DC.