Russell Deffner

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United States

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I was introduced to HOT at State of the Map 2011 and really began contributing in 2012 mostly through the tasking manager.  In 2013 I assisted with writing the Code of Conduct and participated in several Working Groups.  In late 2013 I was selected as Junior Coordinator for the Mapping Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia project and spent four weeks in the field training and mapping.  At the beginning of 2014 I was nominated to the HOT Membership and elected as the Chair for the Voting Members. In 2015 I was elected for a second term as Chairperson and was selected as the Activation Curriculum Specialist.

Working group role

Co-lead of Activation Working Group

Board function

Chair of Voting Members