Breaking News — Alabama native named executive director of NAMB disaster relief

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (NAMB) – Fritz M. Wilson, disaster relief and recovery team strategist for the Florida Baptist Convention since 2006 and a Jasper native, today (June 7) was named executive director of the North American Mission Board’s disaster relief team. Wilson will be working with NAMB’s disaster relief team leader Mickey Caison through a time of transition.

Wilson has already begun developing a strategy plan, but will officially begin his leadership of disaster relief at NAMB in October of this year to enable him to continue leading Florida disaster relief until the end of the current hurricane season. He will eventually relocate to Alpharetta, Ga.

During the time of transition, Caison will continue to utilize his relationships and expertise in the disaster relief network with special concentration on new-work states.

“Fritz brings many years of great experience and relationships throughout the disaster response network that will allow him to build on the outstanding foundation Mickey Caison has established over the years,” said NAMB president Kevin Ezell. “This ministry is so significant to Southern Baptists and so essential to the United States disaster response network, we want to handle this transition with great care.”

The transition period will allow Caison to work with pioneer states and help them strengthen their disaster relief strategy and volunteer base, Ezell said.

“While Mickey Caison’s years of dedicated service and experience—plus his national reputation and professional network in disaster relief—are difficult to match, Fritz Wilson will come to NAMB with his own unique set of skills and experience to begin the transition,” said Kevin Ezell, NAMB’s president.

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