LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International disaster response organization Team Rubicon has appointed retired four-star General Stanley McChrystal and Jonathan Smidt, partner at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), to its Board of Directors. The organization will host Gen. McChrystal and Mr. Smidt at its annual New York City Salute to Service Awards to honor those supporting the veteran community. Hosted by MSNBC's Willie Geist, the fundraiser will be held at the Lexington Avenue Armory on April 12th.
General Stanley McChrystal is a transformational leader who served as Commander of the Joint Special Operations Command before being named top commander in Afghanistan in 2009. He attended West Point prior to joining the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division, was accepted into the U.S. Naval War College and completed Special Forces Training.
Jonathan Smidt is head of the Industrials investment team and member of the Investment Committee within KKR's Private Equity platform in Europe. Prior to his current role, Mr. Smidt served as a Partner in KKR's Energy & Infrastructure team and within Goldman, Sachs & Co.'s investment banking division in New York. Mr. Smidt started his career at Ernst & Young in South Africa, where he was born.
Team Rubicon - Since first responding to the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, Team Rubicon has grown from eight members to nearly 35,000 deployable volunteers, and has responded to over 100 disasters around the world, including the earthquakes in Nepal, tornadoes in Joplin, Missouri, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and Hurricane Sandy.
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Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. The disaster relief organization offers veterans the opportunity to continue their service by helping those affected by disasters while regaining a sense of purpose, community and identity. For more about Team Rubicon, visit www.teamrubiconusa.org. Also see us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
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