Grand Marshal

 

2018 Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal

JON B. HANNAN (Ret.)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Parade to everyone!

We are proud to introduce the Grand Marshal for the 22nd Annual Charlotte Goes Green Parade,Jon B. Hannan (ret.)

Jon B. Hannan (ret.) was the Fire Chief and Homeland Security Director for

the City of Charlotte. As the Fire Chief for the City of Charlotte,

Chief Hannan was responsible for all fire department functions. As

the Homeland Security Director, Chief Hannan coordinated with

State and Federal Officials to support and fund initiatives important

to the safety and security of the City of Charlotte.

Hannan joined the Charlotte Fire Department in 1978 as a

dispatcher and began his firefighting career in 1983. He was

promoted to Captain in 1987 and served a special assignment as a

Training Officer at the Fire Training Academy from 1993 to 1996.

He was named Battalion Chief in 1996 and Deputy Chief in 1999.

He received his bachelor’s degree in Fire Safety Engineering from

the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and his associate

degree in Fire Protection Technology from Central Piedmont

Community College.

Hannan is a graduate of the Professional Executive Leadership

Academy of the University of North Carolina School of Government

and holds a Chief Fire Officer Designation from the Commission on

Fire Accreditation International. The North Carolina League of

Municipalities awarded Hannan the George C. Franklin award,

presented each year to the most outstanding student in the

University of North Carolina’s Institute of Government’s Municipal

Administration course.

Chief Hannan retired in 2017 and now lives in Charlotte.

 

Fire Chief – City of Charlotte

(2007 – 2017)

Director, Homeland Security

City of Charlotte (2007 – 2017)

Deputy Chief – City of Charlotte

(1999 – 2007)

Battalion Fire Chief (1996 – 1999)

Fire Captain (1987 – 1994)

Firefighter positions– (1983 – 1987)

Former GRAND MARSHAL’S INCLUDE:

  • 1997 – Pat Terrell – Carolina Panthers Player
  • 1998 – Bob Knowles – WBTV Broadcaster
  • 1999 – Rob Walsh – President, Center City Partners
  • 2000 – Mike Collins – Charlotte Radio & TV Personality
  • 2001 – Jerry Healy – Principal Holy Trinity Middle School & Charlotte Catholic High School
  • 2002 – Deputy Chief David Duffey – Charlotte Fire Department
  • 2003 – Mayor Pat McCrory – Mayor of Charlotte
  • 2004 – Ray Farris – Prominent Charlotte Attorney
  • 2005 – Jim Babb – Charlotte Broadcast Executive
  • 2006 – Moira Quinn – SVP Communications & COO of Charlotte Center City Partners
  • 2007 – Dublin American Bus Connection – Members of Dublin, Ireland Public Transportation Workers
  • 2008 – Maureen O’Boyle – WBTV Broadcaster
  • 2009 – Mayor Pat McCrory – Mayor of Charlotte
  • 2010 – Dr. Pete Gorman – Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Superintendant
  • 2011 – Honorable Paul Gleeson – Irish Consul General
  • 2012 – Bill Duffy – CFO, Charlotte Bobcats
  • 2013 – Governor Pat McCrory
  • 2014 – Thomas Murray – CEO Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority
  • 2015 – Dr. R. John Young – Honorary Consul of Ireland for North Carolina
  • 2016 – Anne Anderson – Ambassador of Ireland to the United States
  • 2017 – Art Fitzgerald