Mr. Stouffer is an instructor with Eastern Kentucky University, an academic partner of the RDPC.
Mr. Stouffer is the lead instructor for Iowa Central Community College on their DHS/FEMA certified course, Dealing with the Media: A Short Course for Rural Emergency Responders. As a former member of the media, he has extensive experience working with emergency responder agencies as they communicate during crisis situations. This experience enables him to educate first responders on the challenges in working with the media, how to balance competing priorities between the media and the responder agencies, and how to ensure your message reaches the intended audience.
Mr. Stouffer got his first on-air experience in radio at age 14 with a weekly radio show at the Valley High School radio station in West Des Moines, Iowa. By age 15 he had an internship at WHO-AM in Des Moines, and was hired into a paid position at age 16.
Mr. Stouffer helped start the first all-digital student run radio station in America at Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa. After a semester abroad working for a radio station in Oxford, England, he worked both on-air and in off-air promotions and marketing for a five station radio group in Springfield, Missouri.
In 2001, Mr. Stouffer left mainstream media to execute, develop and manage large-scale national promotional tours and events including The Superbowl Fan Experience, NCAA March Madness Fan Zone, numerous NCAA College Football game promotions, a project for The Cartoon Network, the Dick’s Sporting Goods Outdoor Adventure Road Tour, Van’s Warped Tour, and a number of other national tours.
Mr. Stouffer is executive director of a national conservation-oriented non-profit organization, Recycled Fish, which he founded in 2002. Recycled Fish has grown to have more than 10,000 members in all 50 states and 20 countries by using the power of grassroots marketing and leveraging media relationships.