Honoré, Leader of Post-Katrina Efforts, to Speak at UWG

Monday, September 12, 2011

Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, who led recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, will speak about leadership and preparedness in the 21st century at the University of West Georgia Coliseum on Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. EST.

Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, who led recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, will speak about leadership and preparedness in the 21st century at the University of West Georgia Coliseum on Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. Honoré’s address is free and open to the public and is part of UWG’s Richards College of Business BB&T Lectures in Free Enterprise series. Reservations are suggested – contact Beth Chandler at 678-839-5261 or bchandler@westga.edu to reserve a ticket.

The event will also stream live at http://www.westga.edu/bbtspeakerseries.php.

Honoré retired in 2008 after a distinguished 37-year career in the Army. In 2009, he released a book, “Survival: How a Culture of Preparedness Can Save America and You from Disasters.”

Before Katrina, Honoré had extensive experience preparing for disasters, having supported the Defense Department in planning and response for hurricanes Floyd in 1999; Lilli and Isidore in 2002; Isabel in 2003; Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne in 2004.

Honoré holds a bachelor’s degree from Southern University, a master’s degree from Troy University and honorary doctorate degrees from Stillman College and Southern.

Media members who wish to cover the event should check in at the media desk at the coliseum shortly before the event starts. Honoré will be available for interviews at the conclusion of the event.