A Leader’s Legacy: Leadership Lessons of Richard T. Cobb
Saturday, June 15, 2024
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
This presentation is in dedication to Fire Chief Richard (Tim) Cobb, who we all lost too soon. Chief Cobb influenced countless lives, many who serve in various leadership roles including many past presidents, current vice presidents, and other executive committee members of this great Association. Tim was a friend, leader, mentor, and visionary to the fire service in South Carolina. This program will honor his legacy.
A Leader’s’ Legacy will focus on the foundational principles that create strong leaders. Through the creation and nurturing of lasting and meaningful relationships, a leader can grow and expand their vision. The dialogue will focus on teamwork and communication as we share Tim’s leadership style and the successful processes he used to lead with purpose.
Kevin Henson is a father, husband, and firefighter with over 21 years of experience in the fire and emergency services. Kevin currently serves as an Assistant Fire Chief with the St. John’s Fire District in Charleston, South Carolina. Kevin is an active member of the South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association where he serves on the executive committee as the chair of strategic planning. Kevin is an active member of the South Carolina Emergency Response Task Force where he serves on SC-TF1 (Planning Manager), SC-HART (Communications), and the Palmetto Incident Support Team. Kevin is a constant student of leadership; he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Fire Administration from Waldorf University in 2017. Kevin is a graduate of the 2017 South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association Leadership Institute and was accepted into the inaugural class of the South Carolina State Association of Fire Chiefs Chief Fire Officer program in 2023. Kevin is a credentialed Chief Fire Officer (CFO) through the Commission on Professional Credentialing and is a Member (MIFireE) of the Institution of Fire Engineers. Kevin is married to Yvonne, his wife of 13 years and they have two children, Isabelle (18), and Violet (12). Kevin and his family reside in Summerville, SC.