Advisory Council | LSU College of the Coast & Environment

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. 


  • Eric L. Abraham, Anesthesiologist, Woman's Hospital/Louisiana Anesthesiology Group, LLC, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Lee Bloch, Owner & President, Bloch, Briggs & Associates, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA
  • Thomas W. Broom, Executive Account Manager, Danos, Gray, LA
  • Russ Chapman, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Mark Davis, Director, Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy, New Orleans, LA
  • Chris D'Elia, Dean and Professor, LSU CC&E, Baton Rouge, LA
  • David "Z Dave" Deloach, CEO, Deloach Marine, Port Allen, LA
  • Jay Grymes, Chief Meteorologist, WAFB TV, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Liz Hampton, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Drew Keeth, Chief Executive Officer, Honey Brake Outfitters, Jonesville, LA
  • Gary Laborde, President & CEO, Laborde Marine, LLC, New Orleans, LA
  • Tara Levy, Geophysical Operations/NOAA Manager, Oceaneering International, INC
  • Richard Lipsey, Chairman, Lipsey's, LLC, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Simone Maloz, Executive Director, Restore or Retreat, Inc., Thibodaux, LA
  • Camp Matens, Retired Engineer, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Charles S. "Trey" McCowan, Attorney/Partner, Kean Miller Attorneys at Law, Baton Rouge, LA
  • David Norriss, Director of Environmental Affairs, Freeport-McMoran, Inc., New Orleans
  • Kimberly Reyher, Executive Director, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, New Orleans, LA
  • Kenneth "Kenny" Smith, President & CEO, T Baker Smith, LLC, Houma, LA
  • Martin Svendson, Owner & Founder, Svendson Investment, LLC, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Ian Voparil, Coastal Management Lead, Shell Exploration & Production Company, New Orleans, LA
  • Eloise Wall, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Luther "Bill" Wilson, Attorney of Counsel, Taylor Porter Brooks and Phillips, LLP, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Mike Woods, Principal, The Woods Group, Shreveport, LA