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Sept. 21: AVP Lynn Tierney on Courage Under Fire

In the next session of the Women We Admire series, Associate Vice President for Communications Lynn Tierney will discuss her experiences in the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001.

  • Tuesday, September 21
  • noon-1:00 p.m.
  • Cal State East Bay Oakland Center, 1000 Broadway, Suite 109, Room 2
  • To listen by phone dial 1-866-740-1260 and enter access code 987-0684.

Courage Under Fire: Insider’s Story of September 11, 2001

On September 11, 2001, Lynn Tierney was deputy commissioner of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY). She was in the Twin Towers before they fell. She will describe the heroic actions of the FDNY and all those who came to the aid of the city during the attacks and recovery.

Please note: Part of AVP Tierney’s address will include a film called “Rescue and Recovery,” which was made for the Tribute Center, a 9/11 memorial in New York City. Both the talk and the film contain candid and graphic content that may be disturbing for sensitive individuals.

More about AVP Tierney

Lynn Tierney runs the Communications unit for the External Affairs Division of UCOP.

She was Deputy Commissioner of the FDNY on 9/11. Previously she served as a communications director for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, owners of the World Trade Center (WTC), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Newark Liberty National Airport (EWR) and many more transportation facilities, for 13 years. She was the crisis communications expert and spokesperson for the first attack on the WTC in 1993. She later served as the assistant administrator for Communications for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), where she ran public affairs for the national aviation agency, before joining UC in 2009.

Women We Admire: UC Women Discuss Their Careers is sponsored by the President’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (PACSW). PACSW focuses on the advancement of women at UCOP.


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  1. Deb Tierney September 11, 2010 Reply

    Lynn is my sister. She is the single most accomplished woman I have ever known; and she continues to piece life together for myriad people, including herself, after cataclysmic events. She is an authentic, tangible blessing to thousands of survivors of tragedy, in her public and private lives and through the charities with which she is actively involved. She is someone to be admired in every way.

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