Hal Newman – Concert Host, Chief Marketing Officer, Network Maven & Occasional Intel Analyst for Emergency Management

I have more than 35 years of experience as an emergency services/emergency management professional. I am, by my own admission, a work in progress. Every day and every project is an opportunity to learn something I can integrate into work I do on behalf of my clients (both pro-bono and paid gigs).

I excel at creating meaningful networks of ideas, people and organizations. Well beyond the decades of accumulated real-world wisdom and the mastery of technical skills, I have a highly evolved sense of social intelligence. I have developed the ability to listen, communicate, persuade, and collaborate. I pride myself on being able to motivate, guide and inspire my colleagues and clients.

Je raisonne en stratège et j’exécute en tacticien, sans jamais perdre de vue la vision de succès particulière de mon client. Centré sur son succès, j’ai établi des liaisons stratégiques en partenariat avec des ressources externes, tout en soutenant les organisations de ma clientèle.

My specialties range from fully-inclusive emergency planning to strategic communications to emergency health services system to intelligence analysis. I am especially proud of being a member of the team that went into Mississippi immediately post-Katrina as part of the National Organization on Disability’s Report on Special Needs Assessment for Katrina Evacuees (SNAKE) Project. I was deeply honoured to receive the Governor General’s Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal in 2014 and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Award for Humanitarian Service on MLK Day in 2006.

Je suis partisan du changement positif, nanti d’une réputation bien méritée pour mon intégrité personnelle, la promotion de la diversité et l’élaboration de solutions globales. Je suis fier du travail accompli, et c’est avec intérêt que j’anticipe la possibilité d’une collaboration prochaine avec vous.

Be well. Practice big medicine.

“Hal is a creative catalyst, natural change agent, and strategic thinker who can improve the performance of any team… His ability to connect with, listen to, and understand stakeholders with diverse and competing interests proved invaluable when identifying the root cause of the many and varied problems encountered. His keen understanding of the different personalities, strengths, and weaknesses that make a team successful led to the recommendation of many innovative and creative solutions.”

“Hal is a multi-faceted consultant with in-depth knowledge of many disciplines and a gift for identifying creative solutions. He has outstanding interpersonal and networking skills which he uses to achieve organizational goals. Hal is comfortable working in any environment, has a gift for learning about the people he meets, a wonderful sense of humor and a zest for life,which makes working with him a pleasure.”

“Hal is a people-person who is driven to finding solutions. He utilizes his extensive contacts within the industry to maximize collaborative possibilities, and his experience allows him to hone-in on the core issues at hand. And he is a nice guy to have on your team. Hal’s creative mind, flexible attitude, and ability to focus on the task at hand makes him invaluable as a coworker, a team leader and as a project manager.”

“Hal is a brilliant, engaging and optimistic thinker and organizer. I have had the opportunity to work with him on several occasions, all highly positive experiences. He is oriented on people and possibilities. He can range successfully from the global to the local, and from the strategic to the tactical. He brings with him an amazingly broad network of successful contacts he has cultivated over a lifetime of caring about and for people. Finally, he knows how to get things done and does so with his values intact.”