Brannon found herself in the emergency management world following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. At the time, she was the director of operations for the Louisiana State University’s track and field, but the damage she witnessed led her to change career paths, the release said.
"That is when I found out [EMS] was my calling,” Brannon said in the release.
She previously worked as emergency services branch manager with the Louisiana governor’s office of homeland security. For seven years, Brannon was an all-hazards planner and developed specialized plans and procedures for the agency, the release said. She then became deputy emergency management coordinator for Travis County, it said.
Brannon is certified with the National Emergency Management Association and is a Federal Emergency Management Agency and state instructor for Emergency Management Courses, the release said.