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Andrews International, Harrell Group Team On Risk And Crisis Management Services

Alliance to provide integrated risk mitigation, crisis planning, avoidance, and response services

LOS ANGELES, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Andrews International, Inc., the largest private American-owned full service provider of security and risk mitigation services, and The Harrell Group, a strategic communications firm with extensive experience in risk, reputation and crisis management, have formed an industry-leading strategic partnership. It is the first alliance of its kind, providing fully integrated risk mitigation, crisis planning, avoidance and response services.

"In crisis and disaster work - whether involving prevention, planning, training or response - the two big enemies are time and lack of coordination. Our fully integrated, holistic approach to crisis planning and response provides a solution that benefits the whole enterprise landscape. It is a unique program that has long been needed," said William Besse, CHS-V, Executive Director of Consulting and Investigations for Andrews International. "We're excited about the partnership with The Harrell Group and the opportunity to provide this innovative, integrated service to our clients."

The partnership between Andrews International and The Harrell Group offers comprehensive services including:

-- Vulnerability Assessment Products -- Crisis Avoidance/Prevention Programs -- Crisis /Preparedness Plans -- Crisis Response Services -- Crisis Recovery Programs -- Crisis Exercise Training The Harrell Group has created and managed public relations programs to support client needs in both the U.S. and abroad for more than a decade. The company's approach to risk communications, including crisis prevention, planning, and response management, features programs to protect the client's business reputation during and after crisis. As a member of the Public Relations Global Network, offering services on six continents, The Harrell Group joins Andrews International to provide global reach for clients using these integrated risk and crisis management services.

"Our alliance with Andrews International creates a consultative approach that more thoroughly meets risk mitigation and crisis response needs across a broad range of industries," said Jackson Harrell, Ph.D., President of The Harrell Group. "Our partnership not only provides a comprehensive service to better protect business operations and reputations during difficult times, but also creates cost efficiencies that bring value to clients' security, business continuity and communications needs. In short, we can now help organizations meet their risk mitigation and crisis response goals in a more comprehensive way."

About The Harrell Group

Founded in 1998 by Jackson J. Harrell, Ph. D., The Harrell Group is a privately-owned organization based in Dallas, Texas, dedicated to providing customers with professional public relations and crisis management services. With public relations experience since 1987, The Harrell Group has the know-how to provide a full range of public relations and public affairs program planning and implementation. The Harrell Group is part of a public relations global network with offices in 40 locations across the globe. For more information, please visit www.theharrellgroup.com, or contact Jackson Harrell at [email protected]

About Andrews International

Andrews International, headquartered in Los Angeles, California, is a full service provider of security and risk mitigation services with operations throughout the United States and internationally. As the largest full-service privately-held, American-owned security firm in the U.S., Andrews International employs more than 10,500 security personnel, providing uniformed security, consulting and investigative services, personal protection, special event security, specialized training, and disaster emergency response services. The company is owned by executive and management team members with investment backing from Audax Group. Please visit the Andrews International Web site at www.andrewsinternational.com.

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