Keynote Speaker — Dr. Vincent T. Covello, Founder and Director, Center for Risk Communication
Communicating Effectively in High Concern or High Stress Situations: Best Practices
Dr. Vincent T. Covello, founder and director of the Center for Risk Communication, is a nationally and internationally recognized trainer, researcher, consultant and expert in crisis, conflict, change and risk communications.
Over the past 25 years, he has held numerous positions in academia and government, including associate professor of environmental sciences and clinical medicine at Columbia University. Prior to his joining the faculty at Columbia, Covello was a senior scientist at the White House Council on Environmental Quality in Washington, D.C.; a study director at the National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences; and the director of the Risk Assessment Program at the National Science Foundation.
He received a B.A. with honors and M.A. from Cambridge University in England and his doctorate from Columbia University. He is on the editorial board of several journals and is the past president of the Society for Risk Analysis, a professional association with more than 2,500 members. Covello has authored or edited more than 25 books and 75 published articles on risk assessment, management and communication.