A podcast for PIOs & Communications Professionals

The goals of the PIO podcast are simple: to learn, grow, and discuss issues that PIO's/POA's may be faced with in their profession. See our full library of episodes ->

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About the host

Robert Tornabene is a retired law enforcement officer with 27 years in law enforcement with progressive advancement from a patrol officer, Sergeant, Commander and Bureau Chief. Robert has over 11 years of experience handling Crisis Communications, utilizing all aspects of media to interact and inform the public.

Current president of the Northern Illinois Public Information Officers Association, Robert is a recognized expert in Active Shooter Training and is a resource for business, local governments and organizations in planning and developing of crisis plans.


Robert Tornabene

Public Information Officer

Communicating to the community thoughtfully with transparency, accountability, and compassion.


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