Relief effort in Houston a complicated one

Relief effort in Houston a complicated one

August 28, 20171 min read

Record amounts of rain fall will bring catastrophic flooding to the Houston area. How to manage such a crisis brings to mind any number of logisical nightmares and heart-breaking scenarios. Goizueta’s Ken Keen is an expert in crisis response. Keen was commander of the Joint Task Force in Haiti when the earthquake hit six years ago. He was charged to lead the largest U.S. military based response to a foreign disaster commanding more than 22,000 personnel, 19 ships and 57 aircraft. Keen spent 39 years in the U.S. Army with positions including Military Deputy Commander of the U.S. Southern Command, Commander, Joint Task Force-Haiti and Commander positions around the world. He can speak to emergency preparedness and the steps following a natural disaster.


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    Ken Keen Associate Professor in the Practice of Organization & Management; Associate Dean for Leadership; Lieutenant General, USA (Retired)

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