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News — 30 April, 2015

Welcome Tyler!

Welcome Tyler, HOT’s new Interim Executive Director. He starts in true HOT spirit - the week of a major deployment in response to the Nepal Earthquake and today - 1st day of the 1st ever HOT Summit.


Tyler Radford, M.I.A. joins HOT as Interim ED after leading diverse, people-focused, technology-enabled projects across the public, private, nonprofit, and international humanitarian sectors.


As former supervisor for the American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Long-Term Recovery Program, Tyler led the strategy development and implementation of community recovery efforts across all 12 affected counties in New York State including directing a team of community recovery specialists engaging affected residents and community organizations. Before joining the Red Cross, Tyler worked in a number of post-disaster and community development contexts nationally and internationally; serving as a United Nations ICT officer in the UN Secretariat New York, and community development consultant for Save the Children in Bolivia and the Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust in Sri Lanka. While at the UN, Tyler served on the board of the UN Staff "1% for Development" Fund.


Immediately prior to joining HOT, Tyler served as Executive Director of the International Center for Disaster Recovery, a disaster technology nonprofit, as a Senior Program Officer and consultant for the National Disaster Interfaiths Network (NDIN), and as an Adjunct Professor in Metropolitan College of New York's Emergency Management Program. In his role with NDIN, he developed training curriculum in religious and cultural competency in disaster for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency. Tyler holds a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management/Computer Science from Boston College Wallace E. Carroll School of Management. He looks forward to engaging personally with all those involved in the HOT community and can be reached at tyler AT hotosm DOT org and on Twitter @TylerSRadford.