Joe Ruiz, Director, UPS Humanitarian Relief and Resiliency Program
Joe oversees the UPS Humanitarian Relief & Resilience Program, coordinating The UPS Foundation’s $15 million annual investment in program support, logistical expertise, skilled volunteers, and capacity building efforts to enhance community resilience and strengthen preparedness, response and recovery capabilities of UPS partner agencies.
In this role, he oversees partner relationships, program development and operational execution of the UPS Relief Link Program to enhance the supply chain capabilities of humanitarian relief partners. He also manages UPS’s engagement in the Logistics Emergency Team (LET) loaned executive program for the U.N. World Food Programme and Global Logistics
Cluster, to prepare and deploy logistics experts immediately following natural disasters. Since 2007 UPS has deployed logistics experts in Indonesia (2007), Myanmar (2008), Haiti (2008), Philippines (2009), Padang (2009), Haiti (2010), Pakistan (2010), Japan, Horn of Africa, Nigeria (2011), Sahel Region of Africa (2012), Philippines (2013 and 2014) , Nepal (2015) and Peru (2017). Joe also manages the UPS Logistics Action Team (LAT) initiative that offers logistics support to American Red Cross disaster services coordinators in high risk communities including: Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, California, Tennessee, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York and Colorado. Since 2011, the LAT has provided logistics support for Hurricane Isaac, Hurricane Irene, Hurricane Sandy, Colorado flooding, and most recently the flooding is the Southeast.
Joe began his UPS career in 1988 and has served in various district, region and corporate assignments within
the organization before joining The UPS Foundation in 2007. Joe is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Risk & Resilience. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Association of Corporate Contributions Professionals (ACCP), and is on the board of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP). He also serves on the Operation Hope – Hope Coalition America Corporate Advisory Council, Good360 Disaster Recovery 360 Advisory Board, and National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) Development Committee.