Holly Hardin

Co-Branch Director

Holly is an Emergency Management Communication Analyst in the National Preparedness Analytics Group at Argonne National Laboratory’s Decisions and Infrastructure Sciences Division. She is the Co-Director of the Public Affairs Science and Technology (PAST) Fusion Cell and the National Public Affairs Academy. Ms. Hardin is responsible for facilitating and coordinating the science of communication between social scientists and those responsible for communicating critical messaging before, during, and after crises. She has more than 13 years’ experience in emergency management with a focus on training and technology development. She has developed and delivered public affairs technology training courses for government agencies and the commercial nuclear industry, in addition to providing emergency public information training and exercise support for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) and Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Program and the Department of Energy complex.

Ms. Hardin served as project manager for the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Emergency Management Issues Special Interest Group Emergency Public Information Subcommittee and a first responder in the Oak Ridge Reservation Joint Information Center. She has additional experience in risk and crisis communications training, performing emergency management system appraisals and analysis, and providing expertise in exercise evaluations, audits, and quality assurance. She holds a master’s degree in Educational Psychology and Adult Education and is a FEMA Certified Master Exercise Practitioner. Additionally, Holly is a member of the DHS Science and Technology Social Media Working Group for Emergency Services and Disaster Management and a volunteer for the Colorado Virtual Operations Support Team.