Pat Philbin, some of you may remember, was the head of External Affairs at FEMA. I’ve been very fortunate to call Pat a colleague over the past year or so and we continue to work together. Pat recently spoke to a group of students at the School of Journalism at Indiana University. Here is a report on his visit to campus including some hard lessons learned from personal experience.
There are few in this business who have been around for awhile who haven’t been stung by the realities of instant news and infotainment. Pat was stung harder than most. Yet you will have to go far to find someone who better exemplifies the leadership and ethics that Pat discusses. Such is life in Public Affairs today.