Greg Strader serves as the Founding Executive Director of the Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies (BRACE). He works with the 450 Partners of BRACE to make his community the most disaster resilient in America. Greg served with the American Red Cross for over 32 years in six communities, responding to hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, fires, plane crashes and many other disasters. He served as the Escambia Long Term Recovery Coordinator following Hurricanes Ivan & Dennis supporting over 800 families through their recovery from those disasters. He guides the efforts of BRACE in its role as the Citizen Corps & Community Emergency Response Team Coordinator for Escambia County, the City of Pensacola and Town of Century. Greg led his organizations response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, engaging over 1,900 volunteers that provided over 10,000 hours of volunteer service.