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Disaster Recovery -- Private Business Can Play a Role as Reported by Oliver McGee

Former Clinton US Deputy Assistant Secretary & Former Bush FEMA Director Give Their Take on Disaster Recovery Upon Hurricane Sandy's Anniversary

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 11/04/13 -- Supporting the role of private business, Oliver McGee, former Clinton U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Transportation (1999-2001), and supporting the role of government, Michael D. Brown, former Bush FEMA Director (2003-2005), debate the question: Can private business play a role in disaster recovery?

A bipartisan debate between two public-policy servants on the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012, Listen to the Crossfire online: http://deeyoon.com/d/should-government-or-private-business-take-the-lead-on-us-national-disaster-recovery-3/archived

Brown maintains that "while agencies like FEMA can provide aid during these kinds of crises, the federal government is not as important as other entities when it comes to disaster response."

"State and local governments are, as always, the true first-responders," he suggests as ... "governors and mayors are making the real, life-saving, politically difficult decisions: who to evacuate and when."

McGee declares, "should private business play a role in disaster recovery is a question that resurfaced again on April 15, 2013 in the aftermath of the bombings at America's Iconic Event -- The Boston Marathon!" See Oliver McGee's commentary in Yahoo! News and TheBlaze!

http://news.yahoo.com/former-clinton-admin-official-explains-why-obama-might-013623007.html;_ylt=AwrNUbBQ9WxREy4ARxrQtDMD

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/04/15/former-clinton-admin-official-explains-why-obama-might-not-have-used-the-word-terror-for-boston-bombing-yet/

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/04/18/whats-going-on-behind-the-scenes-of-bombing-investigation-forensic-scientist-former-dhs-official-shed-light-on-tech-and-tactics/

About Partnership Possibilities for America:

Founded by Oliver McGee in 2010, the mission of Partnership Possibilities of America is to provide focused expertise and leadership by fostering greater public awareness, appreciation, advocacy, and advancement of social, technological, educational, economic, and political (STEEP) capacity of philanthropy working across government, university, and industry partnerships.

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Oliver McGee by Direct Email: [email protected]
Partnership Possibilities for America online: http://www.OliverMcGee.org
Books by Oliver McGee at Amazon online: http://www.amazon.com/Oliver-McGee/e/B008NC1AJ2
Michael D. Brown by Direct Email: [email protected]
Michael D. Brown on Radio: http://www.khow.com/pages/michaelbrown.html
Michael D. Brown online: http://michaelbrowntoday.com/

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Oliver McGee on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_McGee
Oliver McGee on Google+: https://plus.google.com/105903945324156780472/posts#105903945324156780472/posts
Oliver McGee and Michael D. Brown on Deeyoon.com: http://deeyoon.com/d/should-government-or-private-business-take-the-lead-on-us-national-disaster-recovery-3/archived
Michael D. Brown Show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MichaelBrownShow
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Michael D. Brown on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/michaelbrowntoday

About Oliver McGee:
Oliver G. McGee III is a teacher, a researcher, an administrator, and an advisor to government, corporations and philanthropy. He is professor of mechanical engineering and former Vice President for Research and Compliance at Howard University. Dr. McGee is former Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), Inc. He was Professor and former Chair (2001-2005) of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Geodetic Science at Ohio State University. He is the first African-American to hold a professorship and a departmental chair leadership in the century-and-a-quarter history of Ohio State University's engineering college. Dr. McGee has also held several professorships and research positions at Georgia Tech and MIT. McGee is the former United States (U.S.) Deputy Assistant Secretary of Transportation for Technology Policy (1999-2001) at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and former Senior Policy Advisor (1997-1999) in The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. He is a graduate of UCLA John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management's 2013 Directors Education and Certification Program. McGee is a 2012-2013 American Council on Education Fellow at UCLA Office of the Chancellor Gene Block. He is a 2013 University of California Berkeley Institutes on Higher Education (BIHE) graduate. He is also an Executive Leadership Academy Fellow of the University of California, Berkeley Center of Studies in Higher Education (CSHE) and the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE), Inc. McGee is an American Association of State Colleges & Universities' (AASCU) Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI) Fellow -- educational leadership and management development programs for prospective university chancellors and presidents. Education Background: Ohio State University, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Civil Engineering, University of Arizona, Masters of Science (M.S.) in Civil Engineering, University of Arizona, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Engineering Mechanics, Aerospace Engineering (Minor), The University of Chicago, Booth School, Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.), The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Certificate of Professional Development (C.P.D.), Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy - Certificate of Fund Raising Management (C.F.R.M.). Partnership Possibilities for America - Invested in STEEP Giving Forward, founded by McGee in 2010, is based in Washington, DC.

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