Task Force Commander
Following the events of 9/11, Wendeen Eolis led a cooperative effort among companies and representatives of government agencies to develop a disaster recovery counseling program. Hope's Champion Task Force was established initially to assist in evacuating and relocating survivors of terrorist incidents.
|Inspiration for Hope's Champion Task Force|
With the significant help of lawyers willing to work pro bono and law students willing to travel at their own expense, Ms. Eolis created a disaster recovery counseling program to assist displaced survivors in evacuations, relocations and related legal matters. It was the precursor to the formalized Hope's Champion Task Force.
Today, HCTF's primary mandate is to recruit, vet and assist in the selection of special counsel for companies and governments in emergency preparedness planning initiatives and disaster recovery operations.
Shortly after the great tsunami, Ms. Eolis was named Commander of Hope's Champion Task Force while working on the recruitment of lawyers to assist government agencies, companies and civic organizations in South Asia.
As Commander of HOPE's Champion Task Force and an experienced government affairs advisor, Ms. Eolis' advice is sought by federal and international agencies, as well as senior members of the executive branches of foreign governments.