TS to Attend CAPIO AC 2019

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CAPIO AC 2019 Tripepi Smith is set to attend the California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO) Annual Conference from April 8 to 11 in the firm’s own backyard of Newport Beach.

President Ryder Todd Smith, Director of Operations Katherine Griffiths, Director Jon Barilone, Business Analysts Melanie James, Bria Balliet and Karen Villaseñor, and Junior Business Analyst Saara Lampwalla will join hundreds of other public communication professionals from across the state for three days of networking and education.

Additionally, Ryder will speak on a panel titled, “Emergency Communications: Technical Solutions, Political Risks, Community Information and Lessons Learned” from 9 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10. Laguna Beach Emergency Operations Coordinator Jordan Villwock, Malibu Public Safety Manager Susan Dueñas and Malibu Media Information Officer Matt Meyerhoff will also guide the discussion on effective and strategic communications in an emergency.

“The CAPIO Annual Conference is a birthplace for new ideas in public communications–I’m fired up for it,” said Ryder. “I look forward to contributing to the dialogue on emergency communications with this great group of panelists and am excited to have a large part of the Tripepi Smith team in tow.”


The California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO) is a membership organization serving more than 500 professionals throughout the public sector who engage communities through honest and transparent communication. CAPIO provides education and networking that helps its members and their agencies develop and advance. The Association believes that good government requires good communicators.

About Tripepi Smith

Tripepi Smith is a marketing, technology and public affairs firm located in Orange County, CA. Its clients include for-profit, nonprofit and public agencies throughout the state of California. Its unique mix of marketing and technology prowess provide a competitive advantage for organizations seeking to leverage the Internet to achieve their communication goals. The firm also provides full content creation services, including: ghost writing, collateral development, photography, video production, search engine marketing, search engine optimization, email marketing campaigns and website design and execution. Tripepi Smith clients include: City of Culver City, City of Rolling Hills Estates, City of Tracy, City of Cupertino, City of Duarte, City of Daly City, City of La Cañada Flintridge, City of Santa Ana, City of Paramount, City of El Cerrito, City of Indian Wells, City of Yuba City, NHA Advisors, Cal Choice, California Joint Powers Insurance Authority, Rowland Water District, Valley Water Company, California Contract Cities Association, California City Management Foundation, League of California Cities, Institute for Local Government, Renne Public Law Group, Inland Empire Utilities Agency and Climatec Energy Services.

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