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2011
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Jeb Bush Gets Into the Disaster Relief Business



Take a deep breath. Recognize that? It’s the sweet smell of Florida opportunism.

According the Miami Herald, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is riding the wave of natural disasters and will be lending his emergency relief experience to SEACOR Holding’s “growth initiatives”:

Bush has joined forces with O’Brien’s Response Management, an emergency planning company, according to a story in the Maritime Executive on its web site today.

According to the Maritime Executive’s story, O’Brien’s is a a wholly owned subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings Inc. and joined forces with Bush’s company, Old Rhodes Holdings LLC to help the company expand into new markets. “O’Brien’s provides emergency planning, disaster response, preparedness consulting, crisis communications and regulatory compliance services to corporations and governments,” the report says.

“We are pleased to enter into this partnership with one of the leading response organizations in the United States, backed by SEACOR’s global network,” Bush said. “Together we look forward to helping a broader array of organizations and communities become more resilient through preparation, response, communication and recovery.”

Bush formed Old Rhodes Holdings LLC on August 30th.

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