07 Nov November 7, 2018 – Crisis Mgmt Founder Dr. Ian Mitroff, Holiday Spending Habits Katherine Bruce and #1 NYT Author Karen Kingsbury
Ian Mitroff – Professor Emeritus at USC and Author of Technology Run Amok: Crisis Management in the Digital Age
Dr. Ian Mitroff is one of the primary founders of the modern field of crisis management. He is a Senior Affiliate of The Center for Catastrophic Risk Management, University of California – Berkeley, USA. He is Professor Emeritus of the Annenberg School of Communication and the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, USA, where he was the Harold Quinton Distinguished Professor of Business Policy. He is regarded as one of the founders of the discipline of Crisis Management and founded and directed the USC Center for Crisis Management. He is known for his thinking and writing on a wide range of business and societal issues, he is the author of 37 books and is a frequent blogger for the Huffington Post.
Katherine Bruce – Manager of Market Insights in the Corporate Strategy and Program Metrics Department of Cotton Incorporated
Katherine Bruce serves as the Manager of Market Insights in the Corporate Strategy and Program Metrics Department of Cotton Incorporated. She creates actionable insights from the U.S. and international consumer and retail research, such as Cotton Incorporated’s Lifestyle Monitor™ survey. She has extensive experience in designing, conducting, analyzing, and distilling market research into insightful presentations and written reports. She joined Cotton Incorporated in 2017. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a B.A. in Sociology from Willamette University.
Karen Kingsbury is a #1 New York Times bestselling novelist. She is America’s favorite inspirational storyteller, with more than twenty-five million copies of her award-winning books in print. Her last dozen titles have topped bestseller lists and many of her novels are under development with Hallmark Films and as major motion pictures. Her Baxter Family books are being developed into a TV series slated for major network viewing sometime in the next year. Karen is also an adjunct professor of writing at Liberty University.