Pete Piringer talks PIO life and offers tips of the trade

The renowned PIO discusses some challenging incidents he covered and shares guidance for new PIOs getting their footing in the role

In this episode of the Side Alpha podcast, renowned PIO Pete Piringer offers a look into the life of a public information officer. He shares how he found himself in the PIO position and reflects on some of the more challenging events he experienced, namely 9/11. Piringer details communications about high-profile incidents, offers tips of the trade, and shares guidance for new PIOs.

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