Cotton Core Executives

Chief Executive Officer
Pete Bell

Chief Operating Officer
Randall Thompson

Chief Financial Officer
Bryan Michalsky

EVP of Global Risk Management & Client Services
Lance Ewing

Vice President, Finance
Kevin Freeman

Vice President, Human Resources
Gracie Cardenas

Executive Director, Business Development
Tres Hurst

Vice President, Marketing & Advertising
Britney Smith

General Counsel
Jeff Erler

Director, Health, Safety, and Environment
Keith Benton

 

Cotton has been performing disaster recovery services under the same leadership since 1996. Cotton’s management team prides itself on possessing extensive experience in total solutions for disaster events and complex work environments. Throughout the company’s long history, the same group of core executives has led the Cotton Team through many industry and economic challenges.

Cotton has become an industry leader in infrastructure support services providing property restoration and recovery, construction, roofing, consulting, workforce staffing, temporary housing and culinary services to public and private entities throughout the United States and internationally. The original founders of Cotton continue to manage the daily operations of Cotton and direct it toward future growth.

THE NEWSFEED

Sept. 21, 2016
Cotton Risk Manager to Present a Lineup of Sessions at RIMS 2017
Cotton Holdings Inc., a RIMS member, has been chosen to present four sessions at the 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Philadelphia, PA.

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Sept, 2016
Article by Lance J. Ewing: Appealing to Fear
Insurance company defense teams must plan ahead to overcome plaintiff attorneys who use scare tactics to sway juries.

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Aug 31, 2016
Cotton Holdings Expands Leadership Team
Cotton Holdings, Inc. is pleased to announce Jeff Erler and Keith Benton have joined the Company as General Counsel and Health, Safety and Environmental ("HSE") Director, respectively.

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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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