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Extreme Response Leaders Are Available to Speak to Your Organization

Jerry Carnill

A Vision To Change the Lives of People Living in Extreme Conditions

Speaker-Jerry-CarnillJerry Carnill co-founded Extreme Response International and has served as its President and CEO since 2001. A Michigan native, Jerry first became concerned about the plight of those living in poverty when he and his wife Dawn accepted a position serving as school administrators and teachers in Honduras in 1986. After returning to the U.S., Jerry co-founded Project Build International (PBI), an organization specializing in training and mobilizing groups to do short-term teams in developing countries. PBI soon merged with World Thrust in order to expand its reach and impact. n 1995, Jerry joined HCJB Radio in Quito, Ecuador, overseeing work teams that traveled to the area. It was in Quito that he witnessed the extreme poverty of people working in a local dump and decided to do something about it. For the next few years, Jerry and many volunteers worked in the dump to bring education, kids programming, nutrition, and hygiene. The informal group that would become ER eventually was able to offer medical and dental assistance, childcare, worker support and counseling. Throughout its history, ER has engaged thousands of volunteers from several countries and continues to grow in scope, geography and impact. ER now has offices in Ontario, Quito, Manila, Cape Town, and Atlanta. Jerry is a visionary humanitarian who oversees 40+ staff on four continents. He provides unique and highly effective leadership, with an emphasis on strategic development, fundraising and relationship management. A passionate storyteller, Jerry speaks frequently at conferences, short-term team training, and international strategy meetings.

Jerry lives near Atlanta, GA, with his wife Dawn, who coordinates ER Christmas celebrations globally. They have four adult children. Contact Jerry at jcarnill@extremeresponse.org

Russ Cline

A Passion to Train the Next Generation of Global Leaders

Speaker-Russ-Cline-RCRuss Cline co-founded Extreme Response International and has served as the Chairman of the Board since 2001. Russ was born in Southern California but spent his adolescent years growing up in Quito, Ecuador. Russ met his wife Gina at Azusa Pacific University, and worked with young people before moving back to Quito in 1994 to launch Youth World, an organization training leaders to work with young people in Ecuador. In 2005, Russ began to focus on global leadership training which identified strategically placed leaders around the world and brought them together to receive training, resources, coaching and community. To date, more than 200 leaders from 19 countries have participated in leadership summits and events. In 2010, the Clines returned to Southern California to join the Extreme Response team, working primarily in leadership training and partner development. The Leader Mundial vision merged into Extreme Response, creating a clear focus on leadership and organizational training. Russ completed his Masters degree in Organizational Leadership, is a certified trainer with the Cultural Intelligence Center and speaks, writes and consults on global and non-profit leadership issues. Russ and Gina, a marriage and family therapist, live in Southern California and have three adult children. Russ’ passion is to see leaders equipped, to see organizations operating effectively, and to see lives being changed. Contact Russ at rcline@extremeresponse.org.