ABOUT US

Media Consultants is led by two principals, Melanie Miller and Chuck Wolf, who direct a staff of veteran instructors, experienced role-players, network-quality videographers, and NIMS-trained public information professionals.
 
Melanie Miller Melanie Miller is President of Media Consultants. Melanie has more than 25 years of broadcast news experience, most recently as News Director of KTRH NewsRadio 740 AM in Houston. She chaired Houston's Emergency Alert System (EAS), served on the Houston LEPC, and helped develop Wally Wise Guy to teach children how to Shelter In Place. Melanie co-chaired the U.S. Coast Guard's Public Information Work Group for oil spills and hazmat releases into Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Melanie and Chuck served as Deputy PIO/JIC Managers for the Hurricane Katrina evacuation shelters in Houston where 27,000 Louisiana evacuees were fed, clothed, and sheltered in September 2005. The Joint Information Center coordinated media briefings and interviews with more than 680 news reporters from 16 countries.
   
Chuck Wolf Chuck Wolf is Vice President of Media Consultants. Chuck has more than 35 years of broadcast news experience, most recently as News Director at KIKK 96 FM Radio in Houston. Chuck co-chairs the Houston/Galveston Regional PIO Network, serves on the Deer Park and Fort Bend County LEPCs, and is the "Voice of the CAER Line" (281-476-2237). " (281-476-2237). A certified NIMS Instructor, Chuck is a graduate of the "Advanced Public Information Officer" course at FEMA's Emergency Management Institute, and teaches Basic and Advanced PIO/JIC courses at Sam Houston State University. He served on the National Response Team's JIC Work Group that developed national guidance on how to set up and operate a Joint Information Center under the National Incident Management System
   
Bob Gresser Bob Gresser is an Instructor and Media Relations Specialist for Media Consultants. Bob has more than 20 years of broadcast news experience, most recently as News Anchor at CNN, KTSA, KIKK, and KTRH Radio. A certified NIMS Instructor, Bob has developed NIMS-compatible emergency response and crisis communications plans for clients such as ChevronPhillips, ITC, METRO Transit and the Port of Houston Authority. Bob and Chuck spent four months as Transocean’s representatives in the Unified Area Command’s Joint Information Center for the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Bob regularly serves as JIC Manager for the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve and supervises the Simulation Cell of our community, government, and media role-players available for drills and exercises.
   
Dale Samuelsen

Dale Samuelsen is a Videographer/Editor and Media Relations Specialist for Media Consultants.  He has worked with Media Consultants as a videographer and media role player since 2008.  He has also provided live webinar feeds of our training seminars and international video conferencing during drills/exercises.  Dale has more than 15 years of video production experience and has owned his own video production firm, Sweetwater Video Productions, since 2001.  Prior to that, he was the Executive Producer for The Health Channel.  Dale has produced videos for a variety of clients in the Houston area including the City of Houston, Baylor College of Medicine, and Texas Children’s Hospital. 

   
Diane Sheridan

Diane Sheridan is an Instructor and Community Relations Specialist for Media Consultants.  Diane is a Professional Facilitator of nine Community Advisory Councils/Panels in Texas and Kansas, helping 100 petrochemical related companies communicate with their communities.  Diane served nine years as a charter member of the Chemical Manufacturers Association’s Responsible Care Public Advisory Panel.  She is a member of the Community Emergency Communications Committee for the East Harris County Manufacturers Association (EHCMA).  Diane has supervised Community role-players during drills/exercises and developed a Community Outreach training program for petrochemical facilities to educate their nearby neighbors.

   
Jim Zura

Jim Zura is a Videographer/Editor and Media Relations Specialist for Media Consultants.  Jim has worked with Media Consultants since 1990, role-playing as a TV news videographer for media training, drills, and exercises.  An award-winning broadcast and corporate video producer, he writes, shoots, and edits network-quality, high-definition videos for Texas Production Team, his own full-service television/video production company.  Jim has more than 30 years of radio, television, and video production experience.  He has worked as location producer and cameraman for practically every major national TV network, including video projects with popular entertainers, sports legends, national news figures, and U.S. Presidents.

   
Media Consultants has developed NIMS-compatible Public Information and Crisis Communications Plans, managed JIC and Virtual JIC facilities, and conducted PIO/JIC training for clients such as BASF, Fort Bend County, Freeport LNG, Harris County, Intercontinental Terminals, METRO Transit Authority, Port of Houston Authority, Shell Oil Company, Texas Medical Center, TPC Group, and the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve. View a partial list of our 200 Clients over the past two decades.
   

Detailed biographies are available upon request by calling 281-980-1400.