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Team Rubicon and Veterans Empowerment Organization on Georgia Business Radio

Team Rubicon and Veterans Empowerment Organization on Georgia Business Radio

Update: 2018-11-11


Team Rubicon and Veterans Empowerment Organization on Georgia Business Radio

Joe Messere
Deputy Director, Southeast at Team Rubicon
Team Rubicon USA

NonProfit Executive, Veteran, Entrepreneur. Making a difference in people's lives every day throughdisaster response and veteran reintegration.

Team Rubicon:

Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams.

Team Rubicon’s primary mission is providing disaster relief to those affected by natural disasters, be they domestic or international. By pairing the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders, medical professionals, and technology solutions, Team Rubicon aims to provide the greatest service and impact possible.

Through continued service, Team Rubicon seeks to provide our veterans with three things they lose after leaving the military: a purpose, gained through disaster relief; community, built by serving with others; and identity, from recognizing the impact one individual can make. Coupled with leadership development and other opportunities, Team Rubicon looks to help veterans transition from military to civilian life.

Serving the Underserved Across the world, disasters are a part of life. No corner of the globe is spared from severe weather – be it crippling winter storms, catastrophic hurricanes, or unchecked wildfires. By focusing on underserved or economically-challenged communities, Team Rubicon seeks to makes the largest impact possible. Disasters represent a massive financial cost, and by providing immediate relief work, free of cost, TR aims to help communities begin recovery sooner.

Topics You Would Like to Discuss:
Veterans Day
For many men and women of our Armed Forces, the desire to serve their country and fellow man does not diminish once they take off the uniform. Continued service helps us build stronger communities and supports transitioning veterans.

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Brian Smith
Insurance Office of America
Insurance Executive-Specializing in Complex Risks-Government Contractors

Brian Smith serves on the Board of Directors for the Veterans Empowerment Organization (VEO) and the National Defense Industrial Association. Professionally he is responsible for business development with Commercial Risks and Government & Defense Contractor clients. Strategic business development includes revenue growth through partnerships with centers of influence, bid and proposal awareness, government contract education, non-traditional/non-recurring distribution of insurance capital, deployment of alternative risk financing techniques, and delivery of IOA resources.

Lastly, Brian served honorably with the U.S. Army and US Army Reserves for 14 years, retiring in 1999 with the rank of Captain. He had the pleasure of being stationed at Redstone Arsenal during his Ordnance Officer Basic Course in 1991 and subsequently attending his Chemical Officer Advanced Course at Ft. McClellan in 1998.

Brief Description of Product or Service:
We serve homeless veterans throughout the Greater Atlanta area by providing them with shelter, food, and the assistance needed to gain confidence and live a self-sustaining life.

Topics to Discuss:
Veteran affairs
Opportunity to make a difference

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Team Rubicon and Veterans Empowerment Organization on Georgia Business Radio

Team Rubicon and Veterans Empowerment Organization on Georgia Business Radio

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