Dr. L. Darryl Armstrong is the President and owner of L. Darryl ARMSTRONG and Associates Behavioral Public Relations LLC.
The 25-year old firm specializes in crisis communications and emergency management, meeting facilitation and public engagement consulting and counseling. Dr. Armstrong and his wife, Kay Armstrong, work with large and small businesses and government agencies across the United States.
Dr. Armstrong previously served as a senior executive with the Tennessee Valley Authority and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and as Director of Public Relations at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He has 47-years of experience as a professional.
During Dr. Armstrong’s years of service in the government and national laboratory venue, he was a leader in public information and engagement, where he developed the Collaborative Informed Consent model of communications, civic engagement, and public participation in decision-making regarding environmental projects.
He developed and taught media and risk and crisis communications to executives and management. He brings from these assignments extensive skill and experience in strategic and operational planning, public and private partnership development, program and organizational management, and collaborative strategies related to governmental affairs and public and corporate policy.
As a senior executive, Dr. Armstrong worked with and within large multi-organizational teams in complex collaborative structures, where vision and persuasion were essential in achieving outstanding group performance.
Dr. Armstrong’s work at the Tennessee Valley Authority and Oak Ridge National Laboratory focused on improving public and media response to crises, crisis and emergency planning, crisis response and recovery, executive security protection, and issues related to developing working relationships across a spectrum of stakeholders impacted by government and corporate environmental programs.
He has led multi-organizational and multidisciplinary teams in exploring collaborative solutions to difficult problems his entire career.
His professional work has focused on the use of his Collaborative Informed Consent model to improve communications between organizations and impacted stakeholders in communities where environmental remediation projects are proposed.
Dr. Armstrong has worked closely with local communities and influential stakeholders seeking to improve their participation in decision-making regarding environmental cleanup projects.
He is a founding and life member of the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) and accredited by the Public Relations Society of America (APR.). He is certified as a crisis consultant by the Institute of Crisis Management (CCMC) and is a certified trainer for the Center for Aggression Management (CAM).
A frequent speaker, author, and workshop presenter, Dr. Armstrong has made more than 500 presentations to government, non-government, professional, and stakeholder groups in his career. He develops and presents webinars, videos, and podcasts.
Dr. Armstrong holds M.A.C.T. and S.C.T. degrees from Murray State University and a Ph.D. in Clinical Hypnosis and Neuro-linguistics from the American Institute of Hypnotherapy.