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Crisis Communications and the 2016 Election: Insights from a National Political Communications Operative

January 25, 2017
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
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Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
641 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202
http://www.trsite.org/
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Andrea Bozek, communications director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, will provide a behind-the-scenes look into political communications and what really happens behind closed doors on campaigns. She will share how she develops strategy and messaging for Senate races across the country, how she trains politicians for media interviews and crisis communications, and her take on the 2016 election.

After the presentation, the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site will provide complimentary guided tours of the site. Advance registration is required. If you’d like to participate, allow about 30 minutes for the tour and email Matt Biddle at mrbiddle@buffalo.edu to sign up.

Andrea Bozek, communications director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee

As the communications director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Andrea Bozek develops campaign strategy and messaging for every Republican Senate campaign nationwide. She media trains senators, giving them the tools to handle a crisis, ace a debate and land top media coverage in any market. It was her job to help Republicans maintain control of the Senate — and on Nov. 8, she succeeded.

A Buffalo native, Bozek also is the first and only person to have held the lead communications role for both the Senate and the House, where she served for two years as communications director for the National Republican Congressional Committee. During her tenure, Bozek created a two-day boot camp for candidates’ communications directors and press secretaries to teach them how to read polls, develop media calendars and avoid high-profile mistakes.

Before that, Bozek served as communications director for Rep. Chris Lee and as regional coordinator and research analyst for Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. At McCain headquarters, she coordinated regional media outreach, facilitating TV and radio bookings for campaign surrogates and drafting news releases to announce campaign supporters, candidate appearances and campaign initiatives.

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Free off-street parking is available behind the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Historic Site and accessible from Delaware Avenue or Franklin Street.

Tickets

$20.00 PRSA Member Ticket
$10.00 Earlybird rate before January 19

$25.00 Non-Member Ticket
$15.00 Earlybird rate before January 19

$0.00 PRSSA Student Ticket

$5.00 Non-PRSSA Student Ticket

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