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Leadership and Followership
There are many times in our jobs and lives where we are placed in leadership roles. But unless you are the CEO of your company, there are times where you also have to be a follower. Please join BCPA and Joe Kelly, recently retired director of Minnesota's Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management as he shares information that he has learned through a career in the US Army and working within the Department of Public Safety.
Brig. Gen. Joseph Kelly, US Army, Retired
Joe Kelly was named as the director of HSEM in January 2015. He retired in December of 2022. He had the overall responsibility to ensure coordination of state agency preparedness and emergency response to all types of natural and other emergencies and disasters in Minnesota.
A native of Olivia, Minn., Joe served previously as the HSEM deputy director since 2011. Before joining HSEM, he served 31 years in the United States Army and Minnesota National Guard and is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He achieved the rank of Brigadier General and his last military assignment was as the Assistant Adjutant General for the state of Minnesota.
Joe was involved in planning, coordinating, and executing military operations in support of civil authorities for more than 17 years, including serving as the joint military task force commander during the 2008 Republican National Convention. He holds a bachelor's degree from Saint John’s University, a master’s degree from the United States Army War College, and is a Minnesota certified emergency manager.
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