About us

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Laura Johnson
President & Lead Consutant

As Training Outreach's President and Lead Consultant, Laura Johnson helps her clients with strategy, planning, outreach, marketing/branding, logistics, content, facilitation, and budget control with the overall goal of producing a successful plan, event, or training product. With her 25+ years in planning and marketing, Ms. Johnson brings her skills in leadership, organization, messaging and communication to the Company. Prior to starting

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Kimberley Hovda
Director, Training & Conferences

Kimberley Hovda is a detail-oriented team leader who works diligently to meet corporate and personal objectives and has extensive knowledge in the federal, state, and local markets.  She supports Training Outreach and its clients by recruiting and managing speakers, coordinating venue and catering needs and marketing research and outreach. Ms. Hovda recently served as Director, Marketing and Meetings for

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Demetrios “Jim” Vlassopoulos
Senior Consultant

Jim Vlassopoulos is a retired Deputy Fire Chief from the Washington DC Fire and EMS Department. He retired as the Operations Chief of a whole platoon group that included all fire and EMS resources and over 400 personnel. His duties included effective public safety incident mitigation, life-safety, critical daily resource staffing, and assuring firefighter well-being to name a few. Prior

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James Resnick
Director, Education & Outreach

Mr. Resnick develops and provides fire safety and injury prevention education and outreach programs and support to senior citizens of Montgomery County, Maryland through Training Outreach’s contract with Fire and Rescue Services. He is responsible for identifying, assessing and meeting the needs of County seniors and cultivating strategic partnerships through community outreach activities. This includes presenting fire safety and injury prevention

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