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2018 ESPY Winner to Keynote 2019 CLN Conference [VIDEO]

[fa icon="calendar"] Oct 9, 2018 11:13:00 AM / by Construction Leadership Network Communications

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The Construction Leadership Network (CLN) is excited to announce that Jake Wood will deliver the opening keynote for this year’s annual conference in Tucson, Arizona. [Click here to register.]

Jake Wood CEO Co-Founder Team RubiconRecipient of the Navy-Marine Commendation Medal, Jake Wood returned from his service in Iraq and Afghanistan as a Marine scout sniper to become Co-Founder and CEO of Team Rubicon, a nonprofit organization that recruits, trains and deploys military veterans to disaster zones within the United States and abroad. In July, Wood received the Pat Tillman Award for Service at the 2018 ESPY Awards for his work with Team Rubicon.

A leading veterans’ advocate, Wood has briefed President Obama on veterans’ issues, met with former Presidents Bush and Clinton on veteran transition and disaster response and testified before a Senate committee to improve mental health care services for returning veterans. He has also appeared in the major media, including MSNBC, CNN, NBC, ABC, Al Jazeera, US News & World Report, Forbes, Fox News and penned an op-ed for The New York Times.

[Watch Jake Wood's 2018 ESPY Award Speech...]

Founded in 2010, Team Rubicon embodies its mantra, “Built to serve.” In just eight years, Team Rubicon has climbed to more than 50,000 volunteers and has deployed teams to some of the worst catastrophes of the century. Through disaster relief and continued service, Team Rubicon has contributed nearly $19 million in volunteer labor across the globe. See how Team Rubicon has impacted your local community here.  

 Team Rubicon’s board of directors and advisors features many high-profile figures such as General (Ret.) Stanley McChrystal, General (Ret.) David Petraeus, former New York Stock Exchange CEO Duncan Niederauer, General (Ret.) James T. Conway, USMC and Lt. General (Ret.) Russel Honoré.

In 2014, Crown Publishing published Wood’s book, Take Command: Lessons in Leadership: How to Be a First Responder in Business. Focusing on establishing a new kind of leadership, Wood highlights the abilities of high-performing leaders and their unique skill set used to operate at peak performance while being under fire. The nature of today’s fast-paced and highly-competitive business landscape puts everyone on the front lines. From members of the military in the combat zone to CEOs of modern-day organizations, how is it that these people are able to execute when others would be paralyzed?

Through his military and volunteer service, appearances, and writing, Wood strives to answer the challenge plaguing so many companies, "The world is fast moving and full of uncertainty. How do we build teams that survive and thrive?"

Stephanie Schmidt, CLN Principal, said she knew Wood would be the perfect fit to keynote at the 2019 annual conference. “The CLN Team is excited for Jake Wood’s incredible message to give leaders from all levels and areas of business a sense of purpose and the fire within to not only survive, but to thrive.”

What are you and your team waiting for? Register today. You won’t want to miss learning these leadership lessons. Early Bird pricing ends November 1, 2018.

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Topics: Construction Leaders, CLN Conference, Sharing, Learning, Building, Tucson, Arizona

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Written by Construction Leadership Network Communications

The Construction Leadership Network (CLN) was formed on the principal of bringing together top construction entrepreneurs and their key personnel to exchange ideas and share best practices to improve the industry, themselves, and their organizations.