Veteran-led Disaster Response Organization Team Rubicon Global Appoints Ken Harbaugh as President & Chief Operating Officer

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Veteran-led Disaster Response Organization Team Rubicon Global Appoints Ken Harbaugh as President & Chief Operating Officer

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I am honored to be joining Team Rubicon Global and excited to support the effort to scale Team Rubicon’s proven model of veteran-led disaster response to coalition countries.

Ken Harbaugh, Team Rubicon USA’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), will transition to the newly formed role of President and COO of Team Rubicon Global (TRG).

“We are extremely excited to welcome Ken to the Team Rubicon Global team. His experience as COO of Team Rubicon USA, as well as his background founding and managing service-related organizations, make him the ideal person to lead Team Rubicon Global at this critical time in its growth,” said William McNulty, CEO of Team Rubicon Global and Cofounder of Team Rubicon USA. “This position requires a niche candidate, possessing both a strong military heritage as well as a solid background in nonprofit leadership. We are fortunate to have Ken’s direction and keen intuition as we continue to stand up Team Rubicons across the globe.”

Harbaugh is a former Navy pilot and holds a JD from Yale Law School. He served as an Electronic Warfare Mission Commander and taught naval history at The Citadel. Following his Naval service, Harbaugh co-founded The Mission Continues, a nonprofit that empowers veterans to serve in their communities. He worked at McKinsey and Co., and served as Executive Director of ServiceNation. Harbaugh also taught as a guest fellow at Yale University, and has written extensively on the subject of civil-military relations. His work has appeared in The New York Times, the Yale Journal of International Law, The Atlantic, Time, Proceedings, and on NPR.

“I am honored to be joining Team Rubicon Global and excited to support the effort to scale Team Rubicon’s proven model of veteran-led disaster response to coalition countries. Over the years, I’ve learned that veterans across the world share a common calling to respond whenever and wherever tragedy strikes. Team Rubicon Global is committed to providing these powerful service opportunities, and I’m proud to help lead its mission,” said Harbaugh.

“Given the potential to scale Team Rubicon’s mission to reach even more communities affected by disasters, Ken’s new role will be a critical step in seamlessly coordinating and expanding Team Rubicon globally,” said Jake Wood, Cofounder and CEO of Team Rubicon USA. “This transition will help to ensure that Team Rubicon’s standards for excellence are maintained across the globe.”

About Team Rubicon Global: The mission of Team Rubicon Global is to provide veterans around the world with opportunities to serve others in the wake of disasters. Team Rubicon Global launches and supports independent disaster response veteran service organizations, each referred to as Team Rubicon, located in select countries around the world. For more information, please visit teamrubiconglobal.org.

About Team Rubicon USA: Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. The disaster response organization offers veterans the opportunity to continue their service by helping those affected by disasters while regaining a sense of purpose, community and identity. For more about Team Rubicon USA, visit teamrubiconusa.org.

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Christina Rivera
Director of Engagement
Team Rubicon Global
(C) 708.466.7451
rivera(at)teamrubiconglobal(dot)org

Jaya Vadlamudi
Director of Marketing & Communications
Team Rubicon USA
(O) 310.640.8787 x107
(C) 201.787.1930
vadlamudi(at)teamrubiconusa(dot)org

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