Meeting/Event Information

Crisis & Reputation: Lessons from Planned Parenthood and Cherokee Nation

August 09, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Tulsa Country Club
701 North Union Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74127

Join us for a conversation with experienced PR pros Aaron Wilder (Planned Parenthood) and Amanda Clinton (Cherokee Nation) on how to navigate crises. During this panel discussion, you will learn how the largest tribe in the United States has dealt with a variety of crises over the years, some of which had to potential to affect many of its 360,000 citizens. Find out how Planned Parenthood crafts messages at the center of a divisive political issue while responding to a constantly evolving landscape.

Amanda Clinton serves as director of communications for the Cherokee Nation and vice president of communications for its wholly-owned corporate arm, Cherokee Nation Businesses. For more than a decade, Amanda has directed public relations for tribal services such as health care, housing and education, as well as the tribe’s business interests in gaming, manufacturing, information technology and more. Her team produces an online newsroom, magazine and a television show, Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People, a winner of three Heartland Regional Emmy Awards since 2016. Amanda is also an adjunct professor in the School of Media and Strategic Communication at Oklahoma State University and serves on the boards of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, the OSU Foundation Board of Governors and the Tulsa Press Club. Prior to her career at the Cherokee Nation, Amanda was a TV news producer. She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Oklahoma State University. She is a proud citizen of the Cherokee Nation and an eighth generation Oklahoman.

 Aaron Wilder is the Southeast Regional Campaigns Manager with Planned Parenthood Action Fund and the Community Outreach Group. Before joining the national campaigns team, Aaron was the Media Officer for Planned Parenthood Great Plains and PP Great Plains Votes. He is a prominent public affairs staffer in the Planned Parenthood federation and a regular trainer at advocacy and organizing conferences across the country. Before joining the reproductive rights movement, Aaron was a Democratic Party operative with 8 years of campaign experience working with candidates in Oklahoma - primarily candidates that are LGBTQ, women, and people of color. In his free time, Aaron is a comedian and was named 405 Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Comedian of 2017. In 2018, Aaron appeared on the album "Live from Upstairs" that made it to #3 on the iTunes Comedy chart.