Col John Campbell USA (Ret) has over 50 years of experience in leadership, planning and operations management. He obtained a B.S. degree in Political Science from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master’s degree in Logistics Management from the Florida Institute of Technology. He also attended the National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces where he received a Master’s equivalent in Area Strategic Studies. During his 30 years of Army service he held Command and Staff positions at all levels through the rank of Colonel and served a combat tour in Vietnam. After his military service, he joined Lee County, Florida Emergency Management as the Chief of Operations. In 2006, he joined the CrowderGulf team as a Project Manager. His military and civil service experience coupled with experience in response management for numerous previous disasters, such as hurricanes Iniki, Charley, Ivan and Wilma, made him uniquely qualified for his position with CrowderGulf.
Col. Campbell served as the Senior Project Manager for over a year in the Texas Gulf Coast Region (Galveston County) following Hurricane Ike from September 2008 to November 2009. He then served as senior project manager for numerous activated contracts in North Carolina after Hurricane Irene in 2011. In addition, he has served as Senior Project Manager for the Joplin, Mo. Tornado, Hurricane Isaac, Ice Storm PAX and Ulysses, Hurricane Mathew and numerous minor activations. During his 50+ years of service and work experience, he amassed an extensive background in high-level management, disaster response and training and now serves as Eastern Regional Director for CrowderGulf. He has trained CrowderGulf clients in all facets of debris management, Incident Command System (ICS), National Incident Command System (NIMS) and the FEMA PA program process. Col. Campbell was previously an accredited Professional Emergency Manager through the Florida Emergency Preparedness Association (FEPA) and remains active in that organization. He is also a member of the American Public Works Association (APWA) in the State of Florida and the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA). (NIMS Certified)