WASHINGTON, D.C.—Len Biegel, founder and chief executive of crisis management specialist The Biegel Group, has been named a senior advisor to Fleishman-Hillard International Communications in addition to his role with his own firm.
Biegel is a recognized expert in crisis communications, training and management who has counseled a large number of Fortune 500 corporations and trade groups on crisis planning and has played an active role in a wide range of crisis responses. He is author of the forthcoming book, Never Say Never : The Complete Executive Guide to Crisis Management.
On 9/11 and in the days following, Biegel led a task force helping American Airlines in its crisis communications. He was also involved in a number of post-Hurricane Katrina activities, including counseling on the use of cruise ships for shelter; training for the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development and for GE. He was a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Homeland Security Task Force and involved in its efforts to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Before founding The Biegel Group, he was executive vice president and head of Weber Shandwick's global crisis management practice. Earlier, heserved in senior media and crisis management positions at Rowan & Blewitt and Burson-Marsteller. He began his career as manager of special events for CBS in New York.