Leading in a Crisis: Real Stories Behind 'Scandal'

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Date/Time:Monday, 10 Mar 2014 at 8:00 pm
Location:Great Hall, Memorial Union
Cost:Free
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Phone:515-294-9934
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Judy Smith, a crisis manager and former White House deputy press secretary for President George H. W. Bush, is the real-life inspiration for Olivia Pope, the lead on ABC's "Scandal" - a show revolving around the life and work of a professional fixer. Book signing to follow.

Judy Smith's career in public relations and strategic communications has included service as Special Counsel to the U.S. Attorney of the District of Columbia and corporate communications executive at NBC. She has overseen legal and public communications on a number of high-profile criminal and civil cases and provided counsel to international heads of state, executives of major corporations, and Hollywood celebrities. She serves as Co-Executive Producer of the ABC series and provides insight and technical expertise on crisis management issues. Her new book on crisis management is Good Self, Bad Self: How to Bounce Back from a Personal Crisis.