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Ian Anderson is a US/UK citizen with over 13 years of emergency management experience. Currently working for The Salvation Army (TSA) in Denver, Colorado, Ian is the Director of Emergency Services, covering CO, UT, WY, and MT. He also serves as the Chair for Colorado Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (COVOAD), a forum where CO NGO's share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle. Ian worked for The Salvation Army in New York City as the Response Coordinator and New York City Regional Manager, as well as serving as the Co-Chair for the Donations and Logistics Committee within NYC Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) and liaison to the NYCEM Citywide Logistics Committee. Ian works in close collaboration with partner NGO’s, for-profits, and government sector partners to maintain vital relationships and plans.
Large-scale international disaster response experience includes deployments to Haiti following the earthquakes in 2010 and earthquake, tsunami, and liquefaction in Indonesia in 2018. Ian's domestic experience ranges from serving as the Incident Commander for TSA's Hurricane Harvey response, to taking on the role as the Logistics Chief in New York City and the surrounding region following Hurricane Sandy, coordinating emergency feeding of 40,000+ special medical needs meals, large-scale product distributions, assisting the coordination of unsolicited donation recovery operations, as well as managing TSA’s Warehouse.
Ian has received training in multiple FEMA ICS courses, Amateur Radio (KO2IAN), TSA/Mental Health Psychological First Aid, HSI Medic First Aid Train the Trainer, as well as training on the Sphere Project and Standards in International Disaster Response. Ian has earned an Executive Masters Degree in Emergency and Disaster Management at Georgetown University as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Emergency Management & Business Continuity at Metropolitan College of New York.