2018-06-08

George Rice Joins RedFlash Group

Source: The Critical Communications Review

Rice comes to the RedFlash Group most recently from the Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT), where he oversaw a period of growth and heightened influence for the association throughout a seven-year tenure as Executive Director.

The RedFlash Group, a US strategic consulting firm specializing in public safety and healthcare, is pleased to announce the addition of George Rice as a Partner. Rice comes to the RedFlash Group most recently from the Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT), where he oversaw a period of growth and heightened influence for the association throughout a seven-year tenure as Executive Director. He previously served as Executive Director of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO).

Rice brings his experiences and insights acquired over a 30-year career in justice, intelligence and public safety in the government, corporate and nonprofit sectors. His role will focus on expanding RedFlash’s strategic consulting services—especially subject matter expertise, communications and marketing guidance to leading organizations.

“George brings such an incredible depth of experience and knowledge to our clients who serve public safety,” said Jake Knight, a founding RedFlash Group partner. “We’ve known and admired George through his leadership at both iCERT and APCO. Our clients will really benefit from George’s dedication, insights and ideas.”

Rice joins Keith Griffiths, Jake Knight and Jeff Berend as the firm’s Partners, starting in his new role on June 18. The iCERT Board of Directors and the RedFlash Group are working together to ensure a smooth transition of the association’s leadership.

“Helping organizations that make a difference in public safety truly drives me,” said Rice, who is based in Washington, D.C. “So much important work is happening in areas like Next Generation 911 and Smart and Safe Communities worldwide. One of the things RedFlash does is help put lifesaving technology and information in the hands of the people who need it. I’m really proud to be a part of that.”

Rice’s experience includes helping lead organizational growth, as well as strategic communications, marketing and media relations. Rice began his public sector career with the FBI and subsequently spent 10 years with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Rice’s post government-service career includes work with advocacy groups, foundations and professional and trade associations.He holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Alvernia University in Reading, Pa. and a certificate in Public Management from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.