Brandon Holstrom, Red Cross

Brandon is the Regional Disaster Officer serving the states of Nebraska, Kansas and SW Iowa. His primary role is to oversee the entire Red Cross disaster program of preparedness, response and recovery for the three state region. Brandon joined the Red Cross in 2007 and has had the opportunity to hold several disaster leadership positions throughout the Midwest including State Client Casework Director, Regional Functional Support Manager and Disaster Program Manager. He has several years’ experience in working with State and County Emergency Management Agencies, State VOADs, local COADs, LEPCs, LTRGs and NGO partners.


During his career he has had the opportunity to support several large national response operations in Florida, Oklahoma, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Missouri State University with a major in Business Management and a minor in Marketing.