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Extending Our Gratitude
As 2011 draws to a close, we want to thank you for your support. We could not do what we do without our partner associations, sponsors, media friends, and all those who support our response efforts. We look forward to a productive 2012. Happy Holidays!

VOADs Seek Support for Long-Term Recovery Projects
Recovery efforts for many of this year's devastating events are ongoing. Floods in North Dakota, tornadoes in the central and southern U.S., and the earthquake/tsunami in Japan have left communities in need of support. ALAN works throughout the disaster lifecycle to support voluntary agencies as they deliver humanitarian aid to those in need.

Please view the many needs posted on the ALAN portal, and contact us if you can help.

FEMA Selects Private Sector Representative from Small Business
FEMA's Private Sector Division announced that Hollis Stambaugh of System Planning Corporation will serve as the first small business delegate in the Private Sector Representative program. The private sector representative supports coordination of response efforts with industry and retailers following disasters.

Learn how your company can submit candidates for this position.

Humanitarian Logistics in Education
The Georgia Tech Health and Humanitarian Logistics Center is offering a new professional certificate program focused on Health and Humanitarian Logistics. Learn strategic and tactical ways your organization can plan for and respond to local and international disasters or long-term development. Learn more.

The University of North Texas is seeking a professor in the areas of humanitarian or emergency response logistics, emergency management and administration, transportation planning and public policy, supply chain risk management, or supply chain network design. Apply on-line. For more information, contact Dr. Terrance Pohlen.

The Many Faces of ALAN

Ty PrettymanTransportation can be one of the biggest challenges for charitable organizations, but Ty Prettyman hopes to change that. As program director for the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) AirLink program, he helps match the transportation needs of charity organizations with airlines' available excess capacity. Thanks to the AirLink web portal, aid supplies and/or aid workers arrive where they are needed most.

For more information, visit AirLink, or contact Ty Prettyman or communications manager, Rebecca Holloway.