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The following information is from the completed 2021 event. Please check back in the fall for details on next year. 


Maine HR Convention: May 10 – 12, 2022


 

Steve McCausland

Steve McCausland served 32 years as the spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, handling information on over 500 homicides, another 500 fire deaths, and thousands of motor vehicle fatalities. Before retiring, he had a role in every major criminal investigation the department was involved in over those three decades. He served as an advisor to eight commissioners of public safety and eight chiefs of the State Police on media relations and public and governmental policy. As a media spokesman, he developed techniques for assessing a situation and communicating to the media and the public. As a trainer, he coached and taught police officers, fire fighters, and other public safety officials on the best methods for delivering sometimes difficult messages to the media and the public.

Steve started his media career as the news director of the radio station in Bath and worked part-time for the Portland Press Herald, Associated Press and WCSH-TV in Portland.

He was elected and served 20 years on the Brunswick Town Council, serving six of those years as chairman. The next act in his career is as a media trainer and crisis communications consultant with Marshall Communications. He and Nancy Marshall are conducting speaking engagements, trainings, and workshops around Maine and nationally.

Sessions: Workshop C: What to Do When the Media Call