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Russ Johnson

Russ Johnson 


I am passionate about helping organizations utilize and deploy modern technology to support preparedness planning and operations management.  I have spent  20 years working as Director of Public Safety at ESRI, a large GIS/Technology Software Company. In this role I had the opportunity to work with people and organizations charged with keeping people safe.  I served as trusted advisor to organizations helping them understand the capabilities of Geospatial Technology and best practices for deployment.


Prior to ESRI I spent a career as a First Responder and Chief of a large wildfire organization learning the challenges and responsibilities of preparing for and managing large complex incidents. I also had the opportunity to serve as a National Type I Incident Commander.


Today the challenge organizations face is understanding how to deploy, manage, sustain and get the most from their technology investments.  At Bent Ear I am pleased to continue to help agencies improve their governance, situational awareness, information sharing, standard operating procedures and overall performance capabilities.


BA in Organizational Management

University of Redlands, California

AA in Fire Science

San Bernardino Valley College, Caiifornia

Professional Certifications

Graduate Certificate - GIS for Executives

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