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Duke of Texas-Based True North Emergency Management Promoted to Vice President

Dade Duke
Dade Duke
ARLINGTON, TX — Dade Duke is one of eight new Vice Presidents named recently by Neel-Schaffer, Inc., an engineering, planning, and construction management firm with offices or major projects underway across nine Southeastern states.

Duke serves as a Senior Data Manager for True North Emergency Management, a Neel-Schaffer subsidiary firm that is based in Arlington, Texas, and provides disaster recovery services across the company. True North was formed in 2010, to focus on emergency preparedness and response and better use the resources the company developed while providing disaster relief services to the Mississippi Gulf Coast and the New Orleans area following one of the nation’s most devastating natural disasters, Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Duke joined True North Emergency Management in 2016. He provides data management, operations, and field supervision services for debris management and removal projects following disasters such as hurricanes or wildfires. In 2022, Duke served as an operational Area Leader and Senior Data Manager for the Inland Branch wildfire recovery project in California. Most recently, he has been providing similar services for Hurricane Ian recovery efforts in Florida.

“The company grew in many areas in 2022, and we are pleased to recognize these eight new Vice Presidents for their commitment to our strategic initiatives,” said Robert Walker, PE, Neel-Schaffer’s Chief Operating Officer. “Each of these extraordinary individuals embodies Neel-Schaffer's mission of impacting their communities by their positive contributions. They are team players, driven to take care of our clients while demonstrating outstanding commitment to Neel-Schaffer."
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