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Advisory Council

Advisory Council

The Council meets each year to review selected Louisiana Sea Grant activities and provide counsel regarding program focus, development and operations. Louisiana Sea Grant has maintained a high-profile Advisory Council for several decades. Membership is drawn from the leaders of state agencies, regional federal offices, area communities and stakeholders. The primary role of the Advisory Council has been to help guide LSG’s Strategic Plan by providing input and feedback in the development of that plan and ratifying the final version. Many Council members play a more direct, interactive role in the program by assisting with LSG’s Omnibus and Program Development proposal review process, as well as contributing to specific research and outreach programs.

Louisiana Sea Grant Advisory Council

Member Affiliation
Sam Bentley Vice President, LSU, Office of Research and Economic Development
Ryan Bourriaque State Representative, District 47
Johnny Bradberry Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority
Tom Broom Retired, Shell Oil Company
Sidney Coffee America’s Wetlands Foundation
Chris D’Elia Dean, LSU College of the Coast and Environment
Justin Ehrenwerth The Water Institute of the Gulf
Pat Forbes Executive Director, Office of Community Development
Karen Gautreaux The Nature Conservancy
Jim Gossen Sysco Louisiana Foods
Wayne Keller Grand Isle Port Commission
Mike Liffmann Retired, National Sea Grant Office
John A. Lopez, Ph.D. Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation
Simone Theriot Maloz Restore or Retreat Inc.
Craig McClain Louisiana University Marine Consortium (LUMCON)
King Milling Governor’s Commission Coastal Restoration
Jack Montoucet
Patrick Banks
Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
Buddy Pausina Louisiana Oyster Dealers & Growers Association
Harlon Pearce Gulf Seafood Institute
Jon Porthouse Coastal Habitat Restoration, National Fish & Wildlife Foundation
Michael E. Salassi, Ph.D. LSU AgCenter
Gregory Steyer Southeastern Region, USGS
Suzanne Van Cooten National Weather Service/ Lower Mississippi RFC River Forecast Center
Wendell Verrett Twin Parish Port Commission

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