Williamson County Emergency Management names first female deputy director

Williamson County EMS, Shantelle Dunn Brannon
Shantelle Dunn Brannon was named Williamson County Emergency Management deputy director in January, becoming the first woman to hold the title for the county, according to a news release. (Courtesy Williamson County)

Shantelle Dunn Brannon was named Williamson County Emergency Management deputy director in January, becoming the first woman to hold the title for the county, according to a news release. (Courtesy Williamson County)

Shantelle Dunn Brannon was named Williamson County Emergency Management Services deputy director in January, becoming the first woman to hold the title for the county, according to a Feb. 25 news release.

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.
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By Ali Linan

Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


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