Former Risk Manager of the Year Joins Cotton’s Leadership Team

Cotton Holdings Inc. (“Cotton” or the “Company”), 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. Prior to his role at AIG, Ewing headed Global Risk Management for Caesar’s Entertainment, served in various executive board and senior risk management positions, and was president of three insurance captives.

Ewing was appointed as National President for the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) 2003 – 2004 term and was also the Chief Risk Officer (CRO). A recipient of many esteemed industry awards, including being named Business Insurance’s Risk Manager of the Year in 2007 for his work during Hurricane Katrina, Ewing frequently speaks at insurance and risk management forums nationally and abroad. He was honored as the Real Estate Insurance Leader 2014 – 2015 by and is currently an active instructor for the National Alliance of Insurance Education.

"I have had the privilege to know and work with Lance for many years. His demonstrated success – a result of his unwavering commitment and passion to be an expert in his field – emulates the Cotton standard, and I am excited to have him as a member of our team,” said Pete Bell, Cotton Holdings Founder and CEO. Randall Thompson, COO of Cotton Holdings, added, “Lance brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, and he will be an integral part of the executive leadership group. Lance’s unique background will add tremendous value in aligning all of Cotton’s divisions with industry leading risk management practices and assist the organization’s success in the growth of the next generation of the market."

Ewing received his Master’s degree in Law & Justice from the University of Pittsburgh and has also completed his second Master’s degree in Occupational Safety Engineering. In addition to his Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation and his International Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designation, he is a matriculated Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) candidate and an Enterprise Risk Management Professional (ERMP).

About Cotton Holdings, Inc.

Headquartered in Katy, Texas, Cotton Holdings, Inc., is a leading infrastructure support services company providing property restoration and recovery construction, roofing, consulting, temporary workforce staffing and housing and culinary services to public and private entities throughout the United States and internationally, in support of disaster events and complex work environments of the petrochemical and oil and gas industries.