Acts of terrorism. Mass casualties. Hijackings. Helicopter crashes. Chemical spills. Oil and gas leaks. Scott Rye has provided communication guidance for these and more mundane issues for well-known clients such as ExxonMobil and Sempra Energy, as well as numerous others. Here’s what people are saying about Scott and Black Flag Communications:


Strategic Communications:

“Scott was an invaluable member of our public affairs efforts in Iraq and excelled as a strategic communications expert leading our Media Operations Center during a period of intense international media interest. Scott has the skill and insights to manage complex issues, providing strategic counsel and hands on management. He’s simply one of the best — a real pro.”

–Rear Admiral Greg Smith, USN (Ret.)


Crisis Communications:

“Following the incident on the MAERSK ALABAMA with Somali pirates, Scott’s advice on media and public relations proved extremely helpful. The fact that he was in the region when the incident occurred, his insights into Maritime Security Operations and his Fifth Fleet experience provided valuable crisis communications resources for us.”

–Erik L. Johnsen, President, International Shipholding Corporation


Government Relations:

“A small company successfully permitting an offshore LNG terminal is a challenge unto itself, but doing so in the Gulf of Mexico during the midst of the Deepwater Horizon incident after other multi-national organizations have already failed is almost impossible. There is no question that Scott’s guidance throughout our project was a key factor in our successful permitting of the Bienville Offshore Energy Terminal. Scott served as a key advisor to our senior management team, and his insight into the emotions, politics, and potential pitfalls at the local and state levels was always spot on.”

–Joe Berno, former President/CEO, TORP Technology

Media Relations:

“Scott was a great help to journalists when he was based in Baghdad. He used to go out of his way to try to find the information that a journalist was looking for, balancing the public’s need to know with operational security.”

Deborah Haynes, Defence Editor, The Times of London


Black Flag Communications:

Specializing in crisis communications, government relations and public relations counsel for sensitive and high visibility issues and/or incidents.

Contact Info:


Black Flag Communications
707 E. Cervantes St., Ste. B, #127
Pensacola, FL 32501
Tel. (251) 753-6921