[HOT] Announcing HOT's Executive Director

hyances at gmail.com hyances at gmail.com
Mon Oct 5 00:03:54 UTC 2015

Tyler, congrats!  My best wishes for you and HOT's future!



2015-10-04 18:30 GMT-05:00 Alex Barth <alex at mapbox.com>:

> Congratulations, Tyler!
> On Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 9:08 PM, Heather Leson <heatherleson at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> HI Everyone!
>> We are excited to announce that *Tyler Radford* has accepted the
>> position of Executive Director of Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team. Since
>> Tyler was named Interim Executive Director 5 months ago, HOT successfully
>> initiated a new 13-month preparedness and response project in Indonesia,
>> scaled up operations in Dar es Salaam, completed the first stage of the
>> OpenAerialMap project, launched the disaster Activation Protocol / HOT
>> Training Center, and delivered a refreshed HOT Export tool.
>> “Tyler’s first day with HOT as our interim Executive Director was at the
>> HOT Community Summit. This was just days after the Nepal Earthquake. From
>> the moment he joined HOT, Tyler engaged with the community, tackled
>> projects, renewed fundraising plans and began building plans for HOT’s
>> future - both for the organization and community. HOT has amazing
>> opportunities to build and foster community mapping everywhere. I hope you
>> will join me in helping Tyler and HOT get to the next level,“ said Heather
>> Leson President of HOT’s Board of Directors.
>> From Tyler:
>> Since joining HOT, I have been extremely proud of the scale of
>> accomplishments of our global volunteer community, staff, and contractors.
>> From leading us through HOT’s largest disaster response activation to date,
>> to working side by side with communities as they develop their own maps for
>> the first time, to launching groundbreaking initiatives such as
>> OpenAerialMap -- the dedication of HOT’s people is what defines us and
>> enables us to deliver on our humanitarian commitment. As we move through
>> the coming weeks and months together, I look forward to designing better
>> ways to engage, support, and recognize our people, including leaders and
>> future leaders in our global community. I also look forward to planning new
>> and exciting mapping tools which reach more volunteers and produce improved
>> mapping outcomes. Finally, I look forward to continuing to work with our
>> partners and donors as we contribute to disaster response and to achieving
>> the Sustainable Development Goals.
>> HOT’s Board of Directors fully supports Tyler in his mandate mission. We
>> invite the community and our wider network of supporters to congratulate
>> Tyler. We would also like to thank all the other applicants for their
>> interest in HOT and for their dedication to technology for social good.
>> Heather on behalf of the HOT Board of Directors
>> Heather Leson
>> heatherleson at gmail.com
>> Twitter: HeatherLeson
>> Blog: textontechs.com
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