Darrel Cole, vice president/managing director, communications and public involvement practice, has more than 25 years of experience in communications, including as print journalist, working for as a public relations director for a state department of transportation and more than 10 years with WSP. His expertise is in strategic and crisis communications, reputational and thought-leadership communications, team organizational functions and social media. He has been on the front lines managing crisis communications through emergency operations during natural disasters and has managed multiple public relations crisis for public agencies and clients. Darrel's team of 45 communications professionals across the country are helping multiple clients pivot from normal public outreach programs to crisis communications, including identifying the best online options to replace public meetings. This national team can mobilize remotely at a moment’s notice to provide counsel, brainstorm and support WSP projects, local offices and the clients we serve.