Cotton Core Executives

Chief Executive Officer
Pete Bell

Chief Operating Officer
Randall Thompson

Chief Financial Officer
Bryan Michalsky

Vice President, Finance
Kevin Freeman

Vice President, Human Resources
Gracie Cardenas

Executive Director, Business Development
Tres Hurst

Vice President, Marketing & Advertising
Britney Smith


Cotton has been performing disaster recovery services under the same leadership since 1996. Cotton’s management team prides itself on possessing extensive experience in disaster recovery and related services.

Throughout the company’s long history, this same group of core executives has led the Cotton Team through many industry and economic challenges. The original founders of Cotton, Pete Bell and Daryn Ebrecht, continue to manage the daily operations of Cotton and direct the company toward future growth.


Aug 17, 2016
School Board Declares Emergency, Hires Cotton Global Disaster Solutions to Begin the Clean-Up Operations
A disaster clean-up company has been hired by the Tangipahoa Parish School Board to begin operations immediately to get Amite West Side Middle Magnet School suitable for the resumption of classes.

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June/July 2016
Mass Shooters and Workers' Compensation Claims
Lance Ewing, Executive Vice President of Global Risk Management and Client Services, published the article 'Mass Shooters and Workers' Compensation Claims' in June/July 2016 issue of WC magazine. Read the entire article online at WCMagazine.

July 28, 2016
Former Risk Manager of the Year Joins Cotton’s Leadership Team
Cotton Holdings Inc.announced today that Lance Ewing, a former Vice President and Industry Practice Leader at American International Group (AIG), has joined the Company as Executive Vice President of Global Risk Management and Client Services.

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July, 2016
Cotton Holdings Elects Bobby Jindal to the Board of Directors
Cotton Holdings, Inc. (“Cotton” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce that it has added Bobby Jindal, the 55th Governor of the State of Louisiana, to the Board of Directors.

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June 8, 2016
Cotton Logistics Breaks Ground on OneLodge North Lake Workforce Housing Complex
Cotton Logistics celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony with the community today at its OneLodge North Lake development located at 516 Prater Road, at the intersection of Old Spanish Trail and Prater Road, Sulphur, LA.

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