ATLANTA, GA, Mar 14, 2009 – Imago Trade Shows, a division of Atlanta-based Imago Productions, Inc., and BNP Media are proud to announce the inclusion of Barry Pruitt as the Master of Ceremonies for the National Disaster Reconstruction Expo scheduled to launch June 17-18, 2009 at the Earnest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Barry Pruitt will Emcee all Conference Key Note and General Sessions scheduled for June 17 and 18, as well as the Disaster Cleanup & Debris Removal panel.

“We are excited to have Barry join us in New Orleans for the NDRExpo Conference program”, said Jimmy Mouton, President of Imago Productions, Inc.  “When presenting an event as big and diverse as the NDRE conference program, especially when such hi-profile guest speakers are involved, it is imperative to ensure the program is moderated by someone who understands the audience in attendance, the industry served, and the needs of the speakers presenting at the event.  Barry’s experience with events in the disaster industry, working with hi-profile speakers from all levels of government, and his professionalism, presentation skills, and ability to captivate crowds is second to none.  We are truly excited to have Barry join our team”

“I speak to thousands in Disaster Recovery annually,” said Pruitt. “and I continually hear, ‘I need one place to get all the answers.’ Well, now you’ve got it – the NDR Expo!”

Barry began speaking as a professional in 1989 and is recognized as a leader at the twice annual Disaster Recovery Journal conference as emcee, a general session speaker, and pre/post conference instructor. He’s had consulting and speaking engagements for Business Continuity Professionals /Disaster Recovery work in Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Canada, United Kingdom, US, Puerto Rico, France, Germany, and Mexico, and has published articles in the Disaster Recovery Journal, Charlotte Observer, and the National Safety Council’s Safety & Health Magazine. He has also appeared as an expert on the Sally Jessie Raphael Show, the syndicated Blanquita Cullum Show and countless other radio and television shows across North America.  His previous engagements have included such noted clients as BellSouth, Dell, Ford Motor Company, GlaxoSmithKline, Omni Hotels, Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Wal-Mart, and Walt Disney, as well as many government agencies including the FBI, NASA, FAA, GAO, IRS, USPS, EPA, and all branches of the armed services.