Kellie Bentz currently serves as the Head of Global Disaster Response & Relief Efforts for Airbnb, based in San Francisco, CA and teaches Crisis Meta-Leadership as affiliate faculty with the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, a joint program with the Harvard School of Public Health and the Kennedy School of Government. Kellie joined Airbnb in 2015 to lead their Global Disaster Response and Relief efforts. In this role, Kellie manages a team that works across the enterprise to respond to crises and disasters that impact the Airbnb community that includes over 4 million hosts in 190 countries. Since starting with Airbnb, Kellie has led responses ranging from flooding in the US, to the recent earthquakes in Mexico City. Kellie started her career in the disaster space in response to Hurricane Katrina, as the Executive Director of HandsOn New Orleans. During this time, she served as the Vice President of Louisiana VOAD and in this capacity helped to coordinate response efforts between non-profit agencies, for profit companies and the public sector for hurricanes Gustav and Ike.