October 1, 2020 – St. Petersburg, FL. Summit Exercises and Training LLC (SummitET®), a Preparedness Solutions Company®, announces the promotion of Mark Basnight as Vice President of Communications and Marketing. Based in the Greater Greenville Area of South Carolina, Mark will take responsibility for positioning SummitET as a leading provider in tailored preparedness solutions for public and private organizations to build resiliency and mitigate risk before, during and after crises.

Prior to joining SummitET, Mark was responsible for marketing and promotion of strategic communications programs, workshops, exercises, and training for Argonne National Laboratory’s (ANL) Public Affairs Science and Technology (PAST) Fusion Cell. He is also a John Maxwell Team certified speaker and trainer, a founding member and past Chair for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Virtual Social Media Networking Group, a member of the National Association of Government Communicators, and a U.S. Army Veteran.

“SummitET has made a commitment to enhanced communication and marketing efforts. Mark’s expertise and passion will be integral for the development of internal communications, public relations, and marketing initiatives. As a result, we will be able to better support our staff and customer’s needs,” stated John Duda, Chief Executive Officer. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Mark to our leadership team.”

Since hiring Mark in January 2020, SummitET has expanded to government and corporate sector communication needs including risk and crisis communication, social and digital media, internal communication, community relations and education, and reputation management.

“Strong communication is at the very core of everything we do,” added Mark. “Now more than ever our customers are looking to us to support them in navigating the current challenges and preparing for future crisis events.“Building compacity in our communication and promoting our accomplished personnel and diverse work experience will strengthen our customer experience and support future growth.”

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About SummitET®
Summit Exercises and Training LLC is a U.S.-based, veteran-owned company that provides proven full spectrum preparedness solutions through industry-leading experts and impeccable customer service. Our diverse team supports corporate and governmental partners in developing solutions that address issues of critical infrastructure, radiological and emergency preparedness, cybersecurity, workplace safety, active shooter programs, counterterrorism, strategic communications and other disaster-related training.

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