Accomplished and experienced

Our team of experts prides itself in striving for excellence.

We are your Flood Protection Authority-East

The most important asset of the Flood Protection Authority is the over 200 dedicated and professional employees.  From the board members, senior and administrative staff to the men and women who operate and maintain the flood protection structures, levees, floodgates and floodwall, our team works seamlessly together to protect your homes, families, and businesses.

Board of Commissioners

Mark L. Morgan
Mark L. Morgan-President
Roy Arrigo
Roy Arrigo-Vice President
Clay A. Cosse
Clay A. Cosse-Secretary
K. Randall Noel
K. Randall Noel-Treasurer
Eugene J. Joanen
Eugene J. Joanen-Commissioner
Herbert I. Miller
Herbert I. Miller-Commissioner
Herbert T. Weysham, III
Herbert T. Weysham, III-Commissioner
Richard G. Duplantier, Jr.
Richard G. Duplantier, Jr.-Commissioner
Jason P. Latiolais
Jason P. Latiolais-Commissioner

Board Staff

Michelle White
Michelle White-Executive Counsel
Wilma Heaton
Wilma Heaton-Director of Governmental Affairs

Flood Protection Authority Senior Staff

Kelli Chandler
Kelli Chandler-Regional Director


Our Board of Commissioners, professional staff and operations and maintenance personnel work together to accomplish the Flood Protection Agency’s mission

Role of Board

The Flood Protection Authority’s Board of Commissioners governs the agency in order to be transparent, honest, visible, responsive, responsible and accountable so that our actions over a sustained period of time will build trust with the public and the agencies with whom we work in the mission of building and managing our regional system. The 9 board members are appointed by the governor for 4 year terms.

Our Partners

Our partnerships are crucial to successfully providing flood protection. They include local, regional, state and federal government agencies such as the U.S.Army Corps of Engineers, the La. Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, the La. State Police, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrative, the U.S. Coast Guard, I-STORM (International Network for Storm Surge Barriers), and many more.

Professional Staff

Our staff is made up of experts in engineering, science, IT, GIS, finance, management, human resources,  governmental affairs, public information, and law. Each of our senior staff members have degrees, certifications and training in their field. They are required to participate in continuing education programs to stay up to date with practices and procedures related to their job requirements.