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Governor-elect John Bel Edwards selects diverse team

Governor-elect John Bel Edwards selects diverse team

Governor-elect John Bel Edwards announced several key cabinet and committee appointments for his administration.  He announced that current Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne will serve as Commissioner of Administration and Kimberly Robinson will serve as Secretary of the Department of Revenue. Other appointments include:

Adjutant General, Louisiana National Guard – Major General Glenn Curtis
Superintendent, Louisiana State Police – Colonel Michael Edmonson
Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs – Joey Strickland
Secretary, Department of Transportation and Development – Shawn Wilson
Secretary, Louisiana Economic Development – Don Pierson
Secretary, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries – Charlie Melancon
Commissioner, Office of Motor Vehicle – Karen St. Germain
Commissioner, Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control – Juana Marine-Lombard
Executive Counsel – Matthew Block
Special Counsel – Erin Monroe Wesley
Deputy Chief of Staff, Communications, Legal, Special Projects – Julie Baxter Payer
Deputy Chief of Staff, Intergovernmental Affairs – Toye Taylor
Deputy Chief of Staff, Programming and Planning – Johnny G. Anderson

Public Safety Committee
Joseph “T-Boy” Ardoin, Central South Carpenters Regional Council, Local 1098
Bruce Bennett, 21st Judicial District Court, Division B
Fabian Blanche, Executive Director, Louisiana Association of Chief of Police
Jay Blossman, Attorney, Former Public Service Commissioner
Major Reginald Brown, Constable, Baton Rouge
Sheriff Mike Cazes, West Baton Rouge
Charles Cravins, Chief Administrative Office, St. Landry Parish DA
Flozell Daniels, President and CEO, Foundation for Louisiana
Berkley Durbin, Executive Director, Medicine Louisiana
Anne Marie Easley, Education Director, Louisiana State Penitentiary
Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office
Mike Haley, Chief Deputy, Washington Parish
Gerald Hebert, Grace & Hebert Architects
Sheriff Victor Jones, Natchitoches
Bob Levy, Former DA for 3rd Judicial District; Board of Regents Member
Ron Macaluso, Attorney, Macaluso Law Firm
Chad Major, President, Professional Fire Fighters Association of Louisiana
Sheriff Tony Mancuso, Calcasieu
Hillar Moore District Attorney, East Baton Rouge
Bob Morrison, Chief Judge, 21st Judicial District Court Division B
Scott Perrilloux, DA, 21st Judicial District Court
Ann Porter, President, Northshore Democratic Women’s Club
Chris Roy Jr., Former State Representative, 25th District
Karen St. Germain, State Representative District 60
Chris Stewart, Baton Rouge City Police
Judge James Stewart, Appellate Judge, 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
Kevin Stuart, President, Teddlie Stuart Media Partners
Paul Zuli, Business Manager, IBEW Local 130

Transportation Committee
Justin Augustine, Vice President, Transdevelopment
Johnny Bradberry, COO, TOPCOR Companies LLC
Ernie Broussard, Hunt Guillot & Associates
Mike Bruce, Senior Principal, Stantec
Dan Casey, Director, State Government Affairs, Dealertrack Technologies
Randy Denmon, President, Denmon Engineering
David Duplechain, State Legislative Director, SMART
Perry Franklin, President, Franklin and Associates
Cedric Grant, Executive Director, Sewerage and Water Board,
Sundiata Haley, General Counsel, N.O. Regional Transit Authority
Theron Jackson, Pastor, Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church
David Madden, Manager, Madden Contracting
Ken Naquin, CEO, Louisiana Association of General Contractors
Brent Petit, International Staff Representative, United Steelworkers
Erich Ponti, Executive Director, Louisiana Asphalt Association
Roy Quezaire, Deputy Director, South Louisiana Port Authority
Darrel Saizan, Principal, Darrel J. Saizan & Associates Inc.
John Spain, Executive Vice President, Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Harold Taylor, Council Member, St. Landry Parish Council
Anne Trappey, CEO, Forte & Tablada
Michael W. Victorian, Senior Client Executive, CMA Technology Solutions Inc.
Jerry Walley, Sales-Marketing Manager, Ergon Companies
Erin Monroe Wesley, Executive VP and COO, Baton Rouge Area Chamber
James “Jay” Winford, President, Prairie Contractors
Jimmie Woods, CEO, Metro Service Group

Children and Family Services Committee
Annetta Garner, Leadership Academy Coordinator, Volunteers for Youth Justice
Artelia Bennett-Banks, Program Specialist-Social Services, Department of Children and Family Services
Bambi Polotzola, COO, Immaculate Heart of Mary, PSC
Betty Cooper, Instructor, University of Louisiana at Monroe
Cathy Johnson, President, Jefferson Federation of Teachers
Charmaine Caccioppi, COO, United Way of South East La.
Clifton Starks, President, Central Trades & Labor Council of Shreveport AFL-CIO
Darrin Goss, President and CEO, Capital Area United Way
DeLisa Washington, Board Member, Louisiana Association of Educators
Jacqui Vines, Former Senior Vice President, Cox Communications Southeast Region
Judge Guy Bradberry, Judge, 14th Judicial District Court
Judge John Campbell, Retired Judge, Minden City Court
Julio Galan, President, Family and Youth Counseling Agency
Katherine Spaht, Professor of Law, Emeritus, LSU Law Center
LaMonica Jones, President, Monroe City Association of Educators
Mallery Callahan, Reverend, LA Home & Foreign Mission Baptist State Convention
Pam Hutchinson, Community Activist
Samuel Tolbert, President, National Baptist Convention of America
Sandie Lollie, Vice President, Louisiana Federation of Teachers
Sharon Braggs, Itinerant Hearing Specialist, Caddo Parish Schools
Sherry Guarisco, Executive Director, Louisiana Partnership of Children and Families
Wanda Washington, Child Welfare Supervisor, Department of Children and Family Services

Economic Development Committee
Co-chaired by Sonia Perez, President, AT&T Louisiana, and Michael Hecht, CEO, Greater New Orleans, Inc.
Calvin Braxton, President and CEO, Braxton Land Company
Terrell Clayton, Owner, Clayton Ventures
Charles D’Agostino, Executive Director, LSU Innovation Park & Louisiana Business and Technology Center
Joe Delpit, President, Joe Delpit Enterprises
Erika McConduit Diggs, CEO, Urban League of Greater N.O.
Jason Engles, Executive Secretary/Treasurer, Central South Carpenters Regional Council
Fran Gladden, Vice-President of Government and Public Affairs at Cox Communication
Rodney Greenup, President, Gulf South Engineering and Testing
Roy Griggs, President and CEO, Griggs Enterprises
Robert “Tiger” Hammond, President, New Orleans AFL-CIO
Randal Hithe, Owner of Hithe Enterprises
Sibal Holt, President of Holt Construction
Jeff Jenkins, Partner with Bernhard Capital Partners
John Jones, Señor Vice President of Public Policy and Governmental Relations with CenturyLink
Adam Knapp, CEO of Baton Rouge Area Chamber​
Curtis Mezzic, Business Manager of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 60
Scott Martinez, President of North Louisiana Economic Partnership
Phillip May, CEO , Energy Louisiana
Charlie Melancon, Owner, CMA, LLC
Don Pierson, Senior Director, Business Development for Louisiana Economic Development
Bonita Robertson, Site Director, New Orleans Works
Gale Potts Roque, Louisiana Board of Commerce and Industry
Robert “Bobby” Savoie, CEO, Geocent
Lloyd N. “Sonny” Shields, Attorney, Shields Mott, LLP
Glen Smith, CEO, Magnolia Companies
Collis Temple, CEO Harmony Center, Inc.
Chris Tyson, Professor, Law at LSU Law Center
Ginger Vidrine, Attorney
Lisa Walker, CEO and President, Health Systems 2000
Arlanda Williams, Vice-Chair, Terrebonne Parish Council

Higher Education Committee
Chaired Kim Hunter Reed, Ph.D.
Sheryl R. Abshire,Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, Calcasieu Parish Public Schools
Jane Arnette, Executive Director, SCI
Preston Castille, National President, Southern University Alumni Federation; Partner,Taylor Porter
Mike Clary, Business Manager, Finance Secretary, I.B.E.W. Lisa Cooper, Assistant Professor, LSU Shreveport
Lola Dunahoe, CEO, The Mary R. Gallaspy Trust & Northwestern State University Foundation
Tom Enmon, President, Jani-King Gulf Coast
Barry Erwin, President & CEO, Council for a Better Louisiana
Carolyn Hargrave, Professor, Provost Emeritus, & Vice President for Academic Affairs and Technology Transfer, Retired, LSU System
Valerie Holliday, Associate Professor, Baton Rouge Community College
Paul Howard, Business Manager, Local 241
Edward R. Jones, Mayor, City of Grambling
Renee Lapeyrolerie, Client Services Leader, CDM Smith
Calvin Mackie, Managing Partner, Channel ZerO Group, LLC
Ron Maestri, retired athletic director, University of N.O.
James Maurin, Founder & Past Chairman, Stirling Properties
Huey L. Perry, Ph.D., retired professor, Southern University
Sean Reilly, CEO, Lamar Advertising Company
Dr. Phillip Rozeman, Recent Chair, Blueprint Louisiana
Joe Savoie, Ph.D., former Louisiana Commissioner of Higher Education; President, University of Louisiana Lafayette
Joshua Stockley, Associate Professor, University of Louisiana Monroe
Roland Toups, Chairman & CEO, Turner Industries

Fiscal Matters Committee
Co-chairs Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell and Sharon Robinson, former Inspector General and Assistant Legislative Auditor
April Jordan, Staff Auditor, City of Shreveport
Bob Keaton, Retired, Former Assistant to the President for Budget, LSU
Bryant Hammett, Owner, Bryant Hammett & Associates, LLC
Cade Cole, Louisiana Board of Tax Appeals, Local Tax Judge
Christopher Odinet, Professor, Southern University Law Center
Chuck Carpenter, Compliance Examiner, Office of Financial Institutions
Darren Olagues, President, Cleco Power
Desiree Honore Thomas, Undersecretary, Department of Culture Recreation and Tourism
Edwin Murray, Senator
Gregory A. Ruppert, Director, Bureau of Revenue and Taxation, Jefferson Parish
J.H. “Jay” Campbell, Jr., Executive Chairman, Associated Grocers, Inc.
James Richardson, Ph.D., Harris J. and Marie P. Chustz Endowed Professor, LSU
Jan Moller, Director, Louisiana Budget Project
Jason Decuir, Director, Ryan, LLC
Jeff Koonce, Vice President and General Counsel, Bernhard Capital Partners
Jerry Luke LeBlanc, Vice President for Administration and Finance, UL Lafayette
Kimberly Robinson, Partner, Jones Walker, LLP
Laura Veazey, Government Relations Consultant, Focus Strategies, LLC
Lauren Tarver, Law Student
Lawrence Chehardy, Former Assessor for Jefferson Parish
Lydia Jackson, Vice President, CRA Business Development Officer, Capital One
Michael Deshotels, Retired Educator
Paul Segura, Owner, Segura Development
Regina Hamilton, Associate General Counsel, Chicago Bridge & Iron Company
Sean M. Bruno, Sean M. Bruno Certified Public Accountants
Shane Riddle, Louisiana Association of Educators
Stephanie Chavis Guillory, Louisiana Federation of Teachers
Ted Jones, Attorney
Terrance Ginn, Associate Commissioner for Finance, Louisiana Board of Regents
Vanessa LaFleur, Director of Policy and Legislative Services, Louisiana Department of Revenue
Wayne Brown, CEO, Brown Builders

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