Paul Barton, ABC, is passionate about helping organizations communicate more effectively. After a successful 20-year career at six large corporations, he launched his own consulting firm and authored a book entitled “Maximizing Internal Communication: Strategies to Turn Heads, Win Hearts, Engage Employees and Get Results.” Paul honed his craft working at PetSmart, Arizona Public Service, Phelps Dodge Corp., Avnet Inc., America West Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines. He has helped develop crisis communication plans, crisis websites and crisis social media strategies. Paul has completed graduate level studies in crisis communications and undergone training on how to use social media in a crisis from FEMA. Paul is a long-time member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and he has earned the association’s Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) designation. He received a BS in Journalism from Iowa State University and an MA in Communication from Hawaii Pacific University. He currently is an adjunct faculty member at Brown Mackie College in Phoenix.