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Date: Apr 07, 2011
The Frank G. Zarb School of Business to Host Socratic Panel on Crisis Management
Observe a Panel of Experienced Professionals Respond to a Corporate Crisis
Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York – A panel of experienced corporate leaders will demonstrate the process of effectively responding to a corporate crisis during a Socratic Panel on April 11, 2011 at 6 p.m. in the Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, north campus.
The Socratic Panel is unique in that the audience learns how to effectively respond to a crisis by observing a panel of experienced professionals in action. The program moderator is Richard Torrenzano, chief executive of The Torrenzano Group, a global expert in crisis communications. He will provide an opening keynote address on crisis communications, and then lead the discussion by describing a crisis to which panelists react.
The specific topic for the discussion is related to recent news events and is a surprise to the panel, so that the panelists’ responses are spontaneous and authentic. This process allows the audience to see all the different roles people play within a corporation, the types of questions they ask, the kind of processes they employ, and how they interact. No other forum provides this degree of insight to an audience.
Panelists include notables who hold, or have held, senior positions in their organizations:
The CEO - Thomas S. Johnson, Retired Chairman and CEO
The CFO - Douglas L. Main, Former CFO
IBM and MCI Communications
The Independent Director - Cono R. Fusco, Retired Managing Partner,
Strategic Partnerships, Grant Thornton
The Lawyer - Scott E. Mollen, Partner
Herrick Feinstein LLP
The PR Counsel - Edward A. Orgon, President and COO
The Torrenzano Group
Broadcast - Dan Colarusso, US, Bloomberg Television
Wire Service - John McCorry, Executive Editor, Bloomberg News
This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to register please visit hofstra.edu/regsocraticpanel.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution of higher education where more than 12,000 full and part-time students choose from undergraduate and graduate offerings in liberal arts and sciences, business, engineering, communication, education, health and human services, honors studies, a School of Law and the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.