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PR Disaster in the Making: National Park Service in the Crosshairs after Sexual Harassment Allegations
By: Bulldog Reporter
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The National Park Service (NPS) has very quietly hired a crisis communications expert at former posts at the Department of Defense and the military. Tom Crosson is now Chief of Public Affairs & Spokesperson at National Park Service.

An environmental journalist who is reporting on the NPS scandal involving allegations of widespread harassment contacted me to see if this personnel move is the right thing to do? I answered, “Absolutely, crisis management is not for the inexperienced—and the NPS, like other organizations hunkering down while fighting a crisis, must take decisive action or end up being a perpetual victim that watches a crisis metastasize into a disaster.” Here is more context.

Several female Park Service employees are accusing colleagues of propositioning, groping and bullying them on scenic trips and during other situations (see one report by the Washington Post).


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