Feb. 26, 2018–Scott Rye, Director of Black Flag Communications, will address the American Association of Port Authorities’ Public Relations Workshop on Thursday, March 1, 2018.

The event is being hosted by the Alabama State Port Authority at the Port of Mobile, Alabama.

Rye will join journalist, author and motivational speaker Drexel Gilbert as the two lead a workshop on crisis communications and how best to communicate with the public and the media during and in the immediate aftermath of a crisis.

“This is an excellent opportunity to provide some tools for professional communicators’ use in the event of a crisis, whether it’s a crisis of confidence, an ethical breach or a natural or man-made disaster,” Rye said. “I’m really looking forward to sharing the podium with my colleague and friend, Drexel Gilbert. We’ve worked together for clients, but this is the first time that we’ve worked together in a presentation. Drexel is a pro’s pro.”

Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., the American Association of Port Authorities represents more than 130 public port authorities in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America. For more than a century, the AAPA has promoted the common interests of the port community and provided critical industry leadership on security, trade, transportation, infrastructure, environmental and other issues related to port development and operations.

Black Flag Communications is a Florida-based agency specializing in crisis communications, government relations and public relations. In addition, Black Flag provides media training, political consulting and litigation support.