Press Releases

January 26, 2024

The Workforce Development & Higher Education Policy Council

About the Council The Workforce Development & Higher Education Policy Council was established at the request of Governor Jeff Landry to identify the problems that exist in Workforce Development and Higher Education in Louisiana and to discuss and propose solutions to those problems. This Council was led by Lee Mallett…

January 26, 2024

The New Orleans Transition Council

About the Council’s Work The New Orleans Transition Council was established at the request of Governor Jeff Landry to identify the most pressing challenges in New Orleans and to discuss and propose solutions to those challenges. This Council was led by Boysie Bollinger and included voices from across the political…

January 26, 2024

The Military Affairs Council

About the Council’s Work The Military Affairs Council was established at the request of Governor Jeff Landry to discuss issues facing the Departments of Veteran’s Affairs, Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness, and the Louisiana Air National Guard and to propose solutions for those issues. This council was…

January 26, 2024

The Municipal & Local Affairs Policy Council

About the Council’s Work The Municipal &  Local Affairs Policy Council was established at the request of Governor-elect Jeff Landry to identify challenges facing local governments and municipalities in Louisiana and to discuss and propose solutions to those problems. This council was led by Guy Cormier and St. Martinville Mayor…

January 26, 2024

The Insurance Policy Council

About the Council The Insurance Policy Council was established at the request of Governor Jeff Landry to identify the problems that exist in the Insurance Industry in Louisiana and to discuss and propose solutions to those problems. This council was led by Commissioner-Elect Tim Temple and Ross Laris and included…

January 26, 2024

The Healthcare and Hospitals Policy Council

About the Council’s Work The Healthcare and Hospitals Policy Council was established at the request of Governor-Elect Jeff Landry to identify the problems that exist in the Healthcare and Child Welfare space in Louisiana and to discuss and propose solutions to those problems. This council was led by Keith Myers…

January 26, 2024

The Infrastructure Transition Council

About the Council The Infrastructure Transition Council was established at the request of Governor Jeff Landry to identify the most pressing issues related to industry and to discuss and propose solutions to not only make Louisiana government more efficient, but also reduce barriers hindering economic growth. This Council was led…

January 26, 2024

The Energy, Chemical, and Maritime (ECM) Transition Council

About the Council The Energy, Chemical, and Maritime (ECM) Transition Council was established at the request of Governor Jeff Landry to identify the most pressing challenges facing industry and to discuss and propose solutions to not only make government more efficient but also reduce barriers hindering economic growth. This Council…

January 26, 2024

The Economic Development and Fiscal Policy Council

About the Council’s Work The Economic Development and Fiscal Policy Council was established at the request of Governor-elect Jeff Landry to identify the problems that are keeping Louisiana from reaching its full economic potential. Led by Ben Bordelon and Mandi Mitchell, this council considered input from private sector leaders about…

January 26, 2024

The Crime and Public Safety Transition Council

About the Council’s Work The Crime and Public Safety Transition Council was established at the request of Governor Jeff Landry to identify the problems in Louisiana’s criminal justice system and to discuss and propose solutions to those problems. This Council was led by District Attorney Tony Clayton and Laura Rodrigue…

January 26, 2024

The Constitutional Reform Policy Council

About the Council’s Work The Constitutional Reform Policy Council was established at the request of Governor Jeff Landry to identify the problems that exist in Louisiana’s Constitution and to discuss and propose solutions to those problems. This Council was led by Lane Grigsby and included voices from across the political…

January 26, 2024

The Agriculture Fisheries and Land Management Council

About the Council’s Work The Agriculture Fisheries and Land Management Council was established at the request of Governor-elect Jeff Landry to discuss issues facing the agricultural community and to propose solutions for those issues. This council was led by Joel Broussard and included voices from across the agricultural and wildlife…

January 26, 2024

Coast & Environment Council

About the Council The Coast and Environment Council was established at the request of Governor Jeff Landry to discuss the dire issues facing the Louisiana’s critically important coast and to propose solutions for those issues. This council was led by Tim Hardy and Tony Alford and included voices from across the…

January 26, 2024

K-12 Education Policy Council

About the Council’s Work The K-12 Education Policy Council was established at the request of Governor Jeff Landry to identify the problems that exist in K-12 Education in Louisiana and to discuss and propose solutions to those problems. This council was led by Eddie Rispone and Rebecca Boniol and included…

January 5, 2024

Important Inauguration Information

Due to poor weather on Monday, January 8, we are moving the Inauguration Ceremony to Sunday January 7 at 4:30 PM. The Inauguration Ball will STILL be on Monday, January 8 at 7 PM. Security Checkpoints and access to seated areas will open to the public beginning at 2:00 PM on…

January 5, 2024

Governor-Elect Jeff Landry Announces Secretary of DOTD & BESE Members

Lafayette, La­– Today, Governor-elect Jeff Landry announced Terrence (Joe) Donahue, Jr. will serve as Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) and Simone Champagne, Judy Armstrong, and Conrad Appel will serve as members of the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE). Secretary of DOTD: Joe Donahue BESE…

January 4, 2024

Governor-Elect Landry Announces Key Senior Hires in Administration

Lafayette, La – Today, Governor-elect Jeff Landry announced key senior staff hires for the upcoming administration.   Chief of Staff: Kyle Ruckert Executive Counsel to the Governor: Angelique Freel Chief of Staff to the First-Lady: Elise Cazes Communications Director: Kate Kelly Deputy Chief of Staff: Andree Miller Legislative Director: Lance Maxwell…

January 3, 2024

Governor-Elect Jeff Landry Announces Heads of GOHSEP, DNR, and LWC

Lafayette, La – Today, Governor-elect Jeff Landry announced Jacques Thibodeaux will serve as the Director of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), Neal Fudge will serve as Deputy Director of GOHSEP, Tyler Gray will serve as Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and Susana…

December 20, 2023

Governor-Elect Jeff Landry Announces Appointments to the Louisiana Health Department, Wildlife & Fisheries, and Children & Family Services

Monroe, La­– Today, Governor-elect Jeff Landry announced appointments to the Louisiana Department of Health, the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and the Department of Children and Family Services. Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health—Dr. Ralph Abraham Deputy Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health —Dr. Pete Croughan Undersecretary of the…

December 13, 2023

Governor-Elect Jeff Landry Announces Appointments to the Office of Motor Vehicles

“The OMV is Louisiana’s customer service. We all deserve to have a better experience” Lafayette, La­– Today, Governor-elect Jeff Landry announced Dan Casey will serve as Commissioner of the Office of Motor Vehicles and Austin Badon will serve as an Assistant to the Commissioner of the Office of Motor Vehicles. “How…

December 6, 2023

Governor-elect Jeff Landry Announces Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Revenue, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Alcohol and Tobacco Control

Lafayette, La­– Today, Governor-elect Jeff Landry announced appointments to the Louisiana Department of Revenue, Veterans Affairs, and Alcohol and Tobacco Control.  Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Revenue: Richard Nelson Deputy Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Revenue: Jarrod Coniglio  Legislative Liaison of the Louisiana Department of Revenue: James Lee  Secretary…

November 29, 2023

Governor-Elect Landry Announces LSP Superintendent, Fire Marshal, and Adjutant General

New Orleans, La – Today, Governor-elect Jeff Landry announced the appointment of Robert Hodges as the 27th Louisiana State Police Superintendent, Bryan Adams as the Louisiana Fire Marshal, and Thomas Friloux as the 51st Adjutant General of Louisiana. “Today, I am proud to appoint such well-qualified, committed, and knowledgeable people to…

November 21, 2023

Governor-Elect and Mrs. Landry Meet with Governor and First Lady Edwards at Louisiana Governor’s Mansion

Baton Rouge, La--Today, Governor-elect Jeff Landry and Mrs. Sharon Landry met with Governor John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards at the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion to discuss the gubernatorial transition, life at the mansion, and the day-to-day demands of being governor and first lady. “Sharon and I had a…

November 15, 2023

Governor-Elect Jeff Landry Announces Head of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

Lafayette, La­– Today, Governor-elect Jeff Landry announced that Aurelia Skipwith Giacometto will serve as Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. Aurelia will be the first black female to serve as Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. “We are proud to have Aurelia Skipwith Giacometto head the Louisiana Department of…

November 8, 2023

Governor-Elect Jeff Landry Announces Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of Administration

Lafayette, La­– Today, Governor-elect Jeff Landry announced that Taylor Barras will be the Commissioner of Administration and Patrick Goldsmith will be the Deputy Commissioner of Administration. “It is through the Commissioner of Administration and his office that efficiencies, savings, and streamlining of state government can happen. This is where protecting the…

October 31, 2023

Governor-elect Jeff Landry Announces 14 Transition Councils and Their Chairs

Lafayette, La­– Today, Governor-elect Jeff Landry announced his 14 transition councils and their chairs. He will have a council on Agriculture, Fisheries & Land Management, Coast & Environment, Constitutional Reform, Crime & Public Safety, Economic Development & Fiscal Policy, Energy, Chemical, & Maritime Industry, Healthcare & Hospitals, Infrastructure, Insurance Crisis, K-12…

October 17, 2023

Governor-elect Jeff Landry Makes Key Announcements in First Transition Press Conference

One Team. One Dream. One Louisiana.   Lafayette, La­– Today, Governor-elect Jeff Landry held his first transition press conference. He announced the theme of the transition: “One Team. One Dream. One Louisiana.” The Governor-elect also announced the transition will take place on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s campus. The…

October 17, 2023

Governor-elect Jeff Landry Announces Transition Held on UL Lafayette’s Campus

Lafayette, La­– Governor-elect Jeff Landry announced his transition will take place on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s campus.   “Holding our transition office out of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette signals that we are going to be doing things differently from past administrations. The old way of doing…