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

Executive Vice President, Financial Operations
Kevin Freeman

Vice President, Human Resources
Gracie Cardenas

Executive Vice President, Logistics & Culinary Operations
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.


Oct. 20, 2016
Growth Trend Continues Across Cotton
Cotton is pleased to announce the addition of three new managers to support company operations across the Roofing, Logistics, and Culinary specialized divisions.

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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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