Meet Keynote Speaker Lt. General Russel L. Honoré, USA (Ret.)

July 14, 2020
By Staff Writer, PHCC-National Association

He was on the front lines of relief efforts in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. He is a decorated 37-year Army veteran, having served in South Korea and Germany as well as other national posts. And he’s the go-to expert on disaster preparedness and crisis management for global news networks like CNN, FOX and MSNBC.

As a keynoter at PHCCCONNECT2020, Gen. Honoré will deliver his no-nonsense approach to getting the job done for those on the front lines in our own essential industry, preparing p-h-c contractors for what he calls the “new now.”

Recently, Gen. Honoré gave PHCC staffers a sneak peek of his insights on leading through crises. Using his real-world lessons during both natural and man-made conflicts, he proved how he can help business leaders build a culture of preparedness.

If this talk is any indication of what the General will share during this year’s virtual PHCCCONNECT, we’re all in for an inspiring and insightful presentation! He not only addressed the COVID-19 pandemic but also shared his thoughts on today’s civil unrest and how leaders need to pull together to find solutions to today’s challenges. He reminded us that the wars we face are not only of a cultural nature or dealing with the effects of a virus but are also environmental wars, referring to climate change and food/water supplies. In addition, he provided specific examples of how he viewed the separation between federal and state or local execution of orders, as well as offered words of encouragement in staying positive and pulling together during times of unrest and uncertainty.

In our country’s new normal, Gen. Honoré understands that – especially for p-h-c contractors – change and unpredictability are constants and resilience is mandatory. As you’ll discover at PHCCCONNECT2020, his disciplined leadership and colorful, patriotic storytelling will leave you with a preparedness mindset and powerful takeaways.

Be sure to register for his session – “Resilient Leadership: Prepare Today, Prevail Tomorrow” on Sept. 30 at noon ET.  To gain access to all conference content, visit!

Staff Writer
, PHCC-National Association
The PHCC-National Association, formed in 1883, provides legislative advocacy, education and training to approximately 3,300 plumbing and HVACR businesses and 65,000 technicians.

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