Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Welcome Steve J. Hailey! In Mr. Hailey's role as Director of Emergency Services, he is responsible for carrying out the mission of the Red Cross to provide relief to victims of disaster and to help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. Mr. Hailey has over 20+ years of progressive experience in the public safety and disaster recovery arena. 

After beginning his career as a flight medic and eventually becoming a firefighter he most recently consulted for multiple federal, state, and local public safety agencies and organizations. His prior experience includes working for Avaya, Inc. as the Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response. Prior to joining Avaya, Mr. Hailey held information technology and disaster technology management positions with the American Red Cross national headquarters. 

Mr. Hailey has been on-site on over 50 domestic disasters to include Hurricane Andrew, 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and multiple airplane crashes. In addition, he has a few international assignments to his credit to include Hurricane Mitch in Nicaragua and Typhoon Reming in the Philippines as part of the IFRC (International Federation Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies) Emergency Response Unit. 

He is published in 911 Magazine, Mission Critical Communications, and served as a subject matter expert for the “Business Continuity for Dummies” guidebook. Please help us in welcoming Mr. Hailey and his family to Austin, Texas.

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