Firestorm Welcomes Noted Author, Speaker and Youth Development Expert to Expert Council

Atlanta, GA July 8, 2015 – Firestorm, the nationally recognized leader in crisis management and communications, announced the newest addition to the Firestorm Expert Council, Dr. Christopher Thurber.

We have had the privilege of working with Dr. Thurber in both peace time and in a time of crisis. His life-long dedication to children positions Dr. Thurber to bring unparalleled subject matter expertise to Firestorm and its clients, who are focused on preparedness initiatives and risk prevention in the camping and education sectors,” said Firestorm CAO and co-founder, Suzy Loughlin.

Dr. Thurber is a board-certified clinical psychologist, author and consultant. A graduate of Harvard University and UCLA, Dr. Thurber is a keynote speaker and workshop leader at international, national and regional conferences. He speaks on topics of education, youth development, mental health and summer camps. Currently, he serves on the faculty of Phillips Exeter Academy located in New Hampshire.

Dr. Chris Thurber

Dr. Thurber co-founded, a set of web-based educational tools for youth development professional and health care providers. EOT is the world leader in online staff training with more than 2,000 subscribing organizations.

In addition to EOT, Dr. Thurber co-authored the best-selling Summer Camp Handbook with friend and colleague, Dr. Jon Malinowski, professor of geography at the United States Military Academy (West Point). Dr. Thurber is widely published in the academic and popular press and has more than 30 years of camp experience.

An award-willing contributor to Camping Magazine (view additional magazine publications here), Dr. Thurber has shared his youth development expertise on Martha Stewart, the Today Show, CBS Morning News, NPR and PBS.

Dr. Thurber is described as “an immensely valuable resource in the camp industry,” and a “Counselor’s Counselor” having “expertise in youth development and vast camp experience.”

He has been honored with various awards including: the Radford Award for Teaching Excellence, Telly Award for Excellence in Educational Video production and Headley S. Dimock Award for Inspiring and Challenging Others, to name  a few.

Firestorm is pleased to have Dr. Thurber share is expert knowledge on education, youth development, mental health and summer camps. Learn more about Dr. Thurber by visiting his website,

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Firestorm® transforms crisis into value. The Firestorm PREDICT.PLAN.PERFORM.® methodology combines C-Suite level consulting, dynamic software solutions and proven crisis management expertise to empower clients to create resilient organizations. Firestorm is a nationally recognized leader in Crisis Management, Continuity Planning, Critical Decision Support, Crisis Response, Crisis Communications, Crisis Public Relations and Consequence Management.