Who We Are
Chief Software Engineer Tammy Fuller (Echo Messaging) and Concept Developer Kim Fuller (KF Public Affairs) developed Find Me—Tornado Safety application following the Moore and El Reno devastating tornadoes because too many people had indicated that they didn’t go to their safe place because they were afraid that nobody would find them in the rubble.
Find Me – Tornado Safety app was born.
Cousins Tammy Fuller and Kim Fuller had grown up together in Massachusetts but now distance separated them, but on May 20, 2013 their desire to work together came to life when they heard the stories that people were afraid to take cover during a tornado warning because they thought they wouldn’t be found in the rubble of a tornado.
Tammy Fuller is Chief Software Architect of Echo Messaging Systems of Lincoln, Rhode Island. Tammy is the creator of some of NOAA’S First Automated notification applications for alerting sunspot activity that cause solar flares affecting power stations, satellites and airlines.
Kim Fuller is Owner and Operator of KF Public Affairs a media relations company focused on high profile clients. She has focused on crisis communications surrounding emergency management over the past 20 years including media relations in response to the nation’s largest natural and man-made disasters (Hurricane Katrina, Ike, Super Storm Sandy, BP Oil Spill). See full bio below.
Owns and President, KF PUBLIC AFFAIRS and conduct media relations and crisis management on a variety of high profile clients including every major disaster in the United States that was given a disaster declaration by the President. Providing strategy, messaging and media appearances during and leading up to a disaster. Clients have included FEMA Director James Lee Witt, International Code Council, government officials, leading experts in weather and other issues.
Co-Founder of FIND ME SAFETY APPS, a family of disaster apps that will help you notify friends, family and co workers of your location during an emergency situation.
Acted as Lead Press Representative, THE WHITE HOUSE for President George W. Bush’s first domestic trip swing and international Summit as President of the United States. As lead press advance representative coordinated all the pre-trip media relations and media logistics activities for the trip to the West Virginia National Guard highlighting the President’s vision for the role of reservists and Guard in the military. Continue to serve as a volunteer advance person for the Vice President (Lead) and President (Press Lead).
Selected as Director, SALUTE TO AMERICA’S VETERANS, for the 2001 Inauguration. In 11 days, planned and successfully executed the only Inaugural activity hosted by the Vice President-elect. Produced a 1-hour television program to highlight the service of the nation’s Medal of Honor recipients and service men and women.
Volunteered for Bush-Cheney 2000 serving as Staff Lead for Vice Presidential Candidate Cheney and Mrs. Cheney for the last six weeks of the campaign traveling non-stop to coordinate the logistical requirements of the presidential campaign.
Volunteered for the 2000 Republican Convention Communications Division serving on the Radio Team booking radio interviews non-stop for the duration of the Philadelphia Convention.
Served as an independent consultant to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Acted as chief strategist and spokesperson for the bipartisan disaster prevention initiative Project Impact: Building Disaster Resistant Communities. Responsibilities included advising the Director and senior staff on policy, communications and legislative strategies to build a disaster resistant America. Worked with local and state governments in all 50 states and territories. Also served as a public affairs disaster assistance reservist coordinating high profile FEMA activities; the El Nino Summit and the Mid-West floods on 1997.
Served as an independent consultant coordinating high profile media events including the National Transportation Safety Board’s TWA 800 Investigative Hearings; Presidential Green Chemistry Award Ceremonies; Stormcenter.com; Viget.com; and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Project Impact: Building Disaster Resistant Communities. Focusing on crisis communications; strategic planning and sensitive issues. Serving as chief spokesperson with live appearances on MSNBC; Fox News Channel; Nightline and CNN.
Executed the overall logistical arrangements for presidential candidate Bob Dole as tour director and tour director for press for the candidate, and over 200 staff, press and Secret Service. Role included coordination, negotiation and assignment of tasks between the entities that accompanied the principle.
Managed the communications component of a mid-sized trade association that represents the chemical industry; including serving as media spokesperson, editor of publications and the manager and trainer for the corporate media and crisis communications training program.
Served as Special Assistant (for International Activities) to the Under Secretary the Army and Acting Secretary of the Army, coordinating the Army’s international activities. Major focus was to coordinate, inform and advise the Under Secretary of major policy issues, stimulating new activities and assuring appropriate to Army’s mission. Was the liaison with the Department of Defense’s Russian POW/MIA Task Force to investigate missing servicemen from the Cold War, Vietnam Conflict and Korean War. Other issues included the United National Peacekeeping efforts, humanitarian assistance, foreign military sales and disaster relief programs. Assigned to address major emergency issues outside the international arena to include the Los Angeles civil disturbance and Hurricanes Andrew and Iniki support.
Served as Lead Press Representative for the Office of Presidential Advance at The White House (Republican National Committee consultant) for over thirty domestic and international visits. Coordinated the logistical arrangements for The White House Press Corps, White House Press Office staff, and local press representatives. Responded to all local press inquiries, writing press advisories and provided guidance on press coverage. Provided liaison to all major television networks, national wire services, news photographers and news magazines.
Managed the daily operation of the Immediate Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services responding to and carrying out duties on behalf of the secretary and coordinating major
initiatives of the department. Coordinated all Special Events for the Secretary’s participation. Interviewed and selected support staff for the Immediate Office of the Secretary and evaluated performance of selected staff. Formulated and administered the Secretary’s Special Service Award as well as serving as selection committee chair.
KF Public Affairs; President and spokesperson for major clients; NTSB; FEMA Project Impact; CSEPP; 1996-Current
Witt O’Briens/Witt Associates/James Lee Witt Associates; Chief spokesperson and media relations director 2001-2013
Bush-Cheney 2000; Volunteer Lead Advance Representative for Secretary Cheney; 2000.
Shandwick Public Affairs; Vice President, Corporate Communications; Spokesperson; 2000
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Disaster Assistance Public Affairs Reservist; 1997-1998.
Dole-Kemp ‘96, Press Tour Director, Tour Director, and Press Advance Representative, April 1995 – November 1996.
Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association, Communications and Training Manager, March 1993 – March 1995.
Department of the Army, Assistant (International Activities) to the Under Secretary of the Army (and Acting Secretary of the Army), April 1992- April 1993.
Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission, Executive Assistant to the Director of Research and Analysis. April 1991-April 1992.
The White House Office of Presidential Advance, Lead Press Representative; (Republican National Committee consultant) November 1989- April 1991; and (volunteer) April 1991- January 1993.
National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Executive Assistant to the President/CEO, April 1989- November 1989.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Special Assistant to the Secretary, February 1986-January 1989; Acting Director of the Office of Scheduling, Advance and Protocol, January 1989- April 1989.
Reynolds and Lloyd Public Relations, Account Coordinator, January 1985- September 1985.
United States Senate, Assistant Press Secretary to Senator Charles Mathias, Jr.; Staff Assistant to Senator Ted Stevens; Press Assistant Joint Congressional Inaugural Committee and Broadcast Specialist, Senate Republican Conference; June 1984-January 1986.
SELECTED AWARDS AND HONOR AND SPECIAL SKILLS
Director’s Award, Federal Emergency Management Agency; 2000.
National Transportation Safety Board, Recognition Award, 1998.
Department of the Army, Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, January 1993.
Secretary’s Recognition Award, Department of Health and Human Services, January 1989.
Trained Private Investigator
Arizona State University, Broadcast Journalism, August 1979- December 1983.