Forum Keynote: Justen Noakes, Director of Emergency Preparedness for H-E-B

Visit the 2019 Forum Home TNRIS is proud to announce Justen R. Noakes, the Director of Emergency Preparedness at H-E-B, as a keynote for the 2019 Texas GIS Forum. Read more about Justen and join us at this year's Forum to be a part of Texas's premiere gathering for the Geospatial community.

Justen Noakes is the Director of Emergency Preparedness at H-E-B where he has been employed for the past 24 years. Fourteen of those have been in his current position, with past roles in supply chain logistics, retail operations, project management and IT. Justen has led the response and recovery efforts at H-E-B for 20 Major Disaster Declarations, including:

  • Hurricanes Rita, Dean, Humberto, Dolly, Gustav, Ike, and Harvey.
  • 2009 H1N1 Pandemic Flu Outbreak
  • 2011 Wildfires, including the Bastrop Complex Fires and the Riley Road Complex Fires
  • 2013 West, TX Explosion
  • 2015 Memorial Day Flooding
  • 2016 Tax Day Floods in Houston

Justen holds a seat in the Texas Department of Emergency Management's State Operations Center Council and is a member of the Emergency Management Association of Texas (EMAT). He is the CEO of Texas Search and Rescue (TEXSAR) where he leads 300 volunteer search and rescue personnel and is a certified Ground Search and Rescue Technician and Flood and Swiftwater Technician. He is a graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelors of Science Degree.

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