For release: IMMEDIATELY
Release Date: 01/23/2017
Mayor Broome announces six cabinet positions
Office of Mayor-President
City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge
SHARON WESTON BROOME
Jan 23, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Michelle McCalope, Communications Office: (225) 389-7957
BATON ROUGE -- Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today several key staff positions in her new administration.
ďIím excited to work with these highly-qualified individuals who will be a part of my new cabinet,Ē Mayor Broome said. ďIím confident that I have chosen the right people to help move this city forward.Ē
The appointments include the following:
Rowdy Gaudet will serve as an Assistant Chief Administrative Officer. Gaudet currently works as the Chief of Staff for the Disaster Recovery Unit for the state of Louisiana and will join the administration in February. Gaudet has experience in government relations, business and economic development, infrastructure management, and strategic communications. He received a bachelorís degree in mass communications from McNeese State University and earned an MBA from Louisiana State University.
Dr. James Gilmore will serve as an Assistant Chief Administrative Officer. Dr. Gilmore formerly worked as the Director of the Louisiana Childrenís Cabinet in the office of Gov. John Bel Edwards. Dr. Gilmore has experience in human resources, training, and managing various workforce development and educational programs for a variety of organizations. Dr. Gilmore earned a bachelorís degree in political science from Southern University. He also earned a masterís degree in public administration and a Ph.D. in human resource education and workforce development from Louisiana State University.
Dr. Tamiara Wade will serve as an Assistant Chief Administrative Officer. Dr. Wade formerly worked as a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Learning Expert and Integration Manager. She facilitated the management of national partnering entities and provided administrative oversight to the development and implementation of federal programs. Her experience is in research, policy, and academia. Dr. Wade received a bachelorís degree in English from Southern University. She also earned a masterís degree in public administration and a Ph.D. in public policy and urban affairs from Southern University.
Brian Bernard will serve as Human Resources Director. Bernard has worked as the Interim Human Resources Director for the City of Baton Rouge since 2012. He has been employed with the city for the past 22 years. He has a bachelorís and masterís degree from Southern University.
Carey Chauvin will continue to serve as Development Director. Chauvin has worked as the Development Director for the City of Baton Rouge since 2015. He has been employed with the City of Baton Rouge for 23 years. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University.
Eric Romero will serve as the Director of Information Services. Romero has served as interim director of Information Services for the City of Baton Rouge for the past four years. He has been with the City of Baton Rouge for the past 22 years. He is a graduate of Nicholls State University.