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Advisory Council

CC&E’s Advisory Council is dedicated to the creative development of the financial and intellectual resources of the college. The Advisory Council provides guidance in making the CC&E a responsive and effective partner with academia and private, corporate, and public sectors as it strives to fulfill its mission. The Advisory Council achieves these objectives by:

  • Assisting in raising funds to support the college;
  • Educating the community on CC&E’s mission and work;
  • Increasing the visibility and stature of the college among coastal and environmental leaders; and
  • Strengthening relationships with governmental agencies, academia, and the private sector. 


Chris D'Elia, Ph.D.
Professor and Dean Emeritus, LSU College of the Coast & Environment
Baton Rouge, LA

Dr. Eric Abraham
Anesthesiologist, Louisiana Anesthesiology Group, LLC
Baton Rouge, LA

Tim Allen
General Manager, Apache Corporation
Houma, LA

Kristen Antoine-Morse
Science Curriculum Supervisor, East Baton Rouge Parish School System
Baton Rouge, LA

Aaron Bass
Principal Consultant, Chenier Environmental Consulting, LLC
Baton Rouge, LA

Lee Bloch
President; Bloch, Briggs & Associates, Inc.
Baton Rouge, LA

D-D Breaux
Retired head coach, LSU Tigers women's gymnastics team
Baton Rouge, LA

Tom Broom
Executive Account Manager, Danos
Gray, LA.

Nicole Buranzon

Mark Byrnes, Ph.D.
Principal Coastal Scientist and Co-Founder, Applied Coastal Research and Engineering
Mashpee, MA

Mike Callais
Commissioner, Greater Lafouche Port Commission
Lafouche Parish, LA

Chett Chaisson, MPA
Executive Director, Greater Lafourche Port Commission
Cut Off, LA

Russ Chapman, Ph.D.
Founding Dean, LSU College of the Coast & Environment
Baton Rouge, LA

Mark Davis, Ph.D. 
Senior Research Fellow and Director, The ByWater Institute, Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

David "Z Dave" Deloach
CEO, Deloach Marine
Port Allen, LA

Donnie Garrison
Sr. Operations Support Supervisor, Shell Pipeline Offshore Operations
Houma, LA

Joe Gelpi
ROV Special Projects, Oceaneering
Morgan City, LA 

Jay Grymes
Chief Meteorologist, WAFB
Baton Rouge, LA

Liz Hampton
Community Advocate
Baton Rouge, LA

Captain Steve Hathorn
President, New Orleans – Baton Rouge Pilots Association
New Orleans, LA

Drew Keeth
CEO, Honey Brake, LTD
Jonesville, LA

Gary Laborde
President and CEO, Laborde Marine Lifts, Inc.
New Orleans, LA

Julie Lively
Executive Director, Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
Baton Rouge, LA

Richard Lipsey
Chairman, Lipsey's, LLC
Baton Rouge, LA

Simone Maloz
Executive Director, Restore or Retreat, Inc.
Tibodaux, LA 

Camp Matens
Chair, Government Relations; Coastal Conservation Association Louisiana
Baton Rouge, LA

Charles "Trey" McCowan, Jr.
Of Counsel, Kean Miller LLP
Baton Rouge, LA

Kenya LeNoir Messer, Ph.D.
President and CEO, Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
Baton Rouge, LA

David Norriss, Ph.D.
Director of Environmental Affairs, Freeport-McMoran, Inc.
New Orleans, LA

James Ragland
Principal, Ragland Aderman & Associates
Baton Rouge, LA

Kimberly Davis Reyher
Executive Director, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana
New Orleans, LA

Kenneth "Kenny" Smith
President & CEO, T Baker Smith, LLC
Houma, LA

Robert Twilley, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
Baton Rouge, LA

Tonya Williams
General Manager Developing Assets, Shell Exploration and Production Company
New Orleans, LA