APICS Colorado Social / Networking Dinner Meeting - January 2020

January 15, 2020
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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The Denver West Marriott
1717 Denver West Boulevard
Golden, CO 80401

Happy New Year!

Social / Networking Dinner Meeting

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Topic: Team Rubicon

You are invited to join APICS Colorado at a Social / Networking dinner where Elise Wheeler, the Northwest Territory Logistics Deputy of Team Rubicon discusses the challenges of managing Logistics for a Disaster Relief Organization.

Team Rubicon’s mission is providing disaster relief to those affected by natural disasters, be they domestic or international. It began in 2010 by five military veterans wanting to make a difference.  In less than ten years, it has grown to over 110,000 volunteers nationwide and internationally.  The team is predominantly veterans but also first responders and some kick ass civilians.  By pairing the skills and experiences of volunteers with first responders, medical professionals, and technology solutions, Team Rubicon aims to provide the greatest service and impact possible.

Ms. Wheeler served as an Air Force Aircraft Maintenance and Logistics Officer for 21 years where “Service before Self” became a way of life.  During which time she has led hundreds of men and women who made the mission happen on F-16s, F-15s, A-10s, MH-53s, UH-1s, MH-60s, C-130s, T-38s, T-6s and T-1s as well as Embassy and Special Test tours.  Upon retirement, jumped into corporate aviation supply management then worked her way back to the non-profit world where she developed and directed the Veterans Resource Center at the University of New Mexico.  She served proudly for 10 years on the Board of the Veterans Integration Centers in Albuquerque, 4 as the Board President, finally stepping down upon moving to Boulder CO.  In Boulder, she found Team Rubicon, an organization that embodies everything that she believes makes our world excellent.  Currently, as the Northwest Territory Lead, she is responsible for the mentoring of the Volunteer Logistics Coordinators and development of processes and procedures to ensure efficient and effective management of Team Rubicon assets throughout the territory. 

Ms. Wheeler has a Master of Science in Aviation Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and lives in Boulder Colorado.

Speaker: Elise Wheeler


Location: Denver West Marriott


Kale Ceasar Salad

Seared Chicken Breast with a Chive & Pinot Grigio Butter Sauce

Vegetarian/Vegan: Roasted Sweet Potatoes, with sauteed Spinach, Quinoa, and Tomatoes in a rich curried Broth

Chocolate Cake with a Red Wine Caramel Sauce and Strawberry Whipped Cream