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November 10, 2010
Oregon Emergency Management hires new Section Director of Plans and Training – John L. Lewis
 
Salem, OR— Brigadier General Michael Caldwell, Interim Director of Oregon Emergency Management (OEM) announced recently the hiring of John Lewis as the new Section Director of Plans and Training.
 
"A Veteran and experienced manager, John comes to us after 15 years at the Oregon Department of Corrections," said B.G. Caldwell. "We are excited to have him join the OEM team."
 
John is a graduate of California State University San Bernardino. He joined the Army in 1987 and served in many capacities prior to being hired by the Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC).
 
John developed the Business Continuity Plan and the Emergency Operations Plan for ODOC. He is a licensed instructor in several disciplines including domestic preparedness and the incident command system. John won the Director's award for the Vernonia flood response.
 
John replaces Dave Cassel who retired at the end of August after more than twenty years with OEM.
 
Contact Info: Jennifer Chamberlain
OEM Public Affairs Coordinator
503-750-8308
503-378-2911 Ext. 22294
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