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Team Rubicon to Establish Dallas Emergency Operations Center to Increase International Disaster Response Capabilities

Team Rubicon to Establish Dallas Emergency Operations Center to Increase International Disaster Response Capabilities
Mike Lee

Mike Lee, a native of Chicago, graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in Creative Writing. At LMU, Mike developed international and domestic volunteer trips and served as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Student Veterans Organization. Mike’s professional background is in advertising and marketing, and has experience in executing large print and digital campaigns for non-profit and tourism clients. He lives in Los Angeles where he thinks a lot about dogs, bourbon, and the Chicago Bears.

December 10, 2015 – Los Angeles, Calif. – Team Rubicon, a non-profit disaster response organization that repurposes the skills of military veterans, will establish an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Dallas in early 2016. In an effort to rapidly scale up its global response capabilities, Team Rubicon has already begun hiring local staff and mobilizing key partners in the Dallas-Forth Worth area.

“We specifically selected Dallas-Fort Worth for its strategic, geographic importance in our disaster response operations, the strong emergency management community in Texas and the high density of veterans in the area,” said Jake Wood, CEO of Team Rubicon. “This EOC will allow Team Rubicon to greatly increase our domestic capabilities while also assisting in the tracking and support of our international operations.”

Team Rubicon recently hired Dennis Clancey as Deputy Director of Response to support global disaster response efforts from the new EOC. An Army officer and West Point graduate, Clancey responded with Team Rubicon following the Nepal earthquake as well as the 2015 floods in Texas.

Since first responding to the disastrous earthquake in Haiti in 2010, Team Rubicon has grown from 8 members to more than 33,000 volunteers, and has responded to over 100 disasters around the world, including the floods in South Carolina, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, tornadoes in Missouri, and Hurricane Sandy in New York.

Team Rubicon will be hiring additional full-time staff in Dallas over the coming months and working with a local network of partners and supporters to continue serving communities impacted by disasters, as well as the veterans who volunteer their time to make a difference.

For more on Team Rubicon: http://teamrubiconusa.org

For the latest career opportunities in Dallas: http://teamrubiconusa.org/careers/region-vi-administrator/

Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. The disaster relief organization offers veterans the opportunity to continue their service by helping those affected by disasters while regaining a sense of purpose, community and identity. For more about Team Rubicon, visit www.teamrubiconusa.org. Also see us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.