Joe Dougherty is the public information officer for the Utah Division of Emergency Management. After nine years as an award-winning journalist, Joe joined DEM in 2010 to become an award-winning public information officer. He gives about 100 media interviews a year on topics related to disasters, Be Ready Utah and emergency preparedness.
He runs more than a dozen of his agency’s social media channels. Joe also provides regular training and conference presentations on crisis communications, media relations and social media to communicators and the public and is a past president of the Utah PIO Association. He learned to solve a Rubik’s Cube on YouTube, has a board called “Cool Space Stuff” on Pinterest and Tweets as @PIO_Joe and @ArtOfPIO.