COVID-19 and the Role Played by Communicators: PRSA Chicago Webinar Recap

By Edward M. Bury, APR (aka The PRDude)

Controversy continues to surface regarding just about every aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in these waning days of April, it’s readily apparent that controversy related to the virus and its impact on society and our way of life will continue for the foreseeable future. 

From another perspective, one can argue that the virus has become the most talked about, most written about, most analyzed, most disputed topic in human history to date.

Regardless of what takes place in the months ahead — whether we can resume what once were “normal” activities — this remains certain: We’ll need accurate and regular communications on what’s happening next week, next month and next year.

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Edward M. Bury, APR, MA
is a senior communications professional/strategic thinker/association management professional with proven experience in marketing, public relations, and related disciplines. He currently manages all internal and external communications and technology transfer for the Urban Transportation Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago. During his career, Bury has helped build the brand for an international commercial real estate association, and he has proven strategic planning, project management and team-building skills in real estate, transportation and urban affairs. He has served on the Board of Directors for PRSA Chicago for more than 10 years as chair or co-chair of the Accreditation Committee. He has served on two PRSA national committees and served on the Universal Accreditation Board for six years.  He is one of 3,800 PR professionals to hold Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) credential. In May of 2020, he earned the Master of Arts degree in English from UIC.

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