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Monday, August 5 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Fireside Chat: An Inside View: Lessons from the Las Vegas Shooting

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In today’s world, we know the threat of a mass casualty event is possible in any location, business or
municipality. Communications pro David Riggleman had years of FEMA training, a detailed crisis
communications plan and a solid staff. Still, when a gunman opened fire on a crowd of concert goers in
Las Vegas on the night of October 1, 2017, killing 58 with another 500 wounded and dozens hurt in the
ensuing panic, David’s world was turned upside down. Join us for a fireside chat with the City of Las
Vegas’ Communications Director to hear not only the tactics and approaches deployed, but the lessons
learned. David will be joined by Michelle Bono, APR, CPRC, from Tallahassee, whose own experiences
with crisis communication and interviewing will help ensure a heartfelt and enlightening discussion.
Led by: David Riggleman, Communications Director, City of Las Vegas, Moderated by: Michele Bono, president/CEO of Bono Communications and Marketing, LLC.
Fireside Chat Sponsor: Firehouse Subs and the FPRA Jacksonville Chapter

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Michelle Bono, APR, CPRC

President and CEO, Bono Communications and Marketing, LLC
Michelle Bono is the president and CEO of Bono Communications and Marketing, LLC. Michelle provides strategic public relations counsel to businesses, nonprofits and governments. She has extensive leadership experience in local government, including 19 years with the City of Tallahassee... Read More →
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David Riggleman

Director of Communications, City of Las Vegas
David Riggleman has been director of communications for the City of Las Vegas since 1999. During his tenure, the municipality’s public broadcast station has won numerous awards, including three Emmy Awards for outstanding community affairs programming and the 2002 Beacon Award for... Read More →

Monday August 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Salons E-F (Grand Ballroom)