PRSA Nashville Luncheon:
THURSDAY, January 25, 11:30am - 1:00pm
AMERIGO ITALIAN RESTAURANT
PR Lessons from Law Enforcement: How the TBI Uses Social Media and Branding to Engage the Public
Josh Devine, Public Information Officer, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
Learn how the TBI has grown its Facebook followers from 4,000 to 72,000 in four years and used social media to engage with both the news media and public, including during crisis situations. Josh will talk about "It Has to Stop," the TBI's statewide campaign to prevent human trafficking, which has achieved significant results with a minimal budget and resources.
THURSDAY, January 25 at 11:30 a.m.
Amerigo Italian Restaurant
1920 West End Ave | Nashville, TN 37203
**Please Note: Advance registration is required. Walk-up registration will not be available for this event.**
Public Information Officer
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
Josh DeVine joined the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation as a Public Information Officer at Headquarters in Nashville in March 2014. His main duties include handling the numerous, day-to-day media inquiries for the Bureau, issuing news releases, serving as spokesperson, special projects, and oversight of TBI's social media efforts and website.
Josh joined the TBI after a career in television news, which included stops in Clarksburg, West Virginia (near his hometown) and Flint, Michigan. In 2009, Josh landed in Nashville, where he worked for more than five years as a Reporter at the NBC affiliate. During his time there, Josh earned Emmy awards for his coverage of the murder of former Tennessee Titan Steve McNair, along with the historic 2010 floods in Middle Tennessee.
Josh holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion and Communication from Denison University in Granville, Ohio. He also holds a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
In his spare time, Josh and his wife, Lauren, enjoy Nashville's coffee, craft beer, and food scene. Josh also is an avid (albeit slow) runner, who currently spends most of his free time chasing around their daughter, Molly.