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GSPIA is pleased to announce that a water management innovator and GSPIA alumna has been hired to serve as a Visiting Senior Lecturer and Interim Director of its Center for Disaster Management. 

This summer, GSPIA’s Leadership During Crisis Podcast published two additional episodes exploring the behaviors of leaders who are effective in crisis. The podcasts cover responses to the 2010 Haiti earthquake and 2015 Charleston Church shooting. 

GSPIA's Leadership During Crisis Podcast -- sponsored by the Center for Disaster Management and the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Forum -- posted its second episode focused on Pittsburgh's water infrastructure crisis. This episode, led by PhD student Lucy Gillespie, explores crisis leadership from several unique dimensions in asking not only how local leaders are managing Pittsburgh's recent boil water alerts, but - more importantly - what they are doing in the mid and long-term to avoid a more significant water crisis like what occurred in Flint, Michigan.

Often, the most visible elements of a response to disaster are first responders and operational teams; however, behind the scenes are always the financial, logistics, and policy staff who help make disaster preparedness and response possible. Ed Roes (MPA ’86) is one these individuals. Ed serves as a senior member of the City of Los Angeles’ administrative team, focusing on services that support the city’s public safety and emergency services. He has served the City for nearly 30 years. 

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