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Environment & Infrastructure Videocasts

Infrastructure with Michael Hecht and John Spain

May 24, 2021

In this episode of Ellevate Louisiana's Engage Videocast we cover the state of infrastructure in Louisiana including what is needed, what to expect from the 2021 legislative session and exciting news about a new passenger train between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Our guests are Michael Hecht, President & CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc. and John Spain, Executive Vice President of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.

Veneeth Iyengar
Executive Director of Broadband Development and Connectivity for the State of Louisiana

April 13, 2021

In this episode of Ellevate Louisiana's Engage videocast we explore broadband and connectivity issues in the state with Veneeth Iyengar, the first incoming Executive Director of Broadband Development and Connectivity for the State of Louisiana. Veneeth and Julie Stokes discuss access, affordability and more.

Chip Kline
Chairman, Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority &
Director of Coastal Activities for the State of Louisiana

March 2, 2021

In this episode of Ellevate’s Engage Videocast we explore the state of Louisiana's coastline and its restoration. Julie Stokes speaks with Chip Kline, Chairman of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) Board and the Director of Coastal Activities for the State of Louisiana. Julie and Chip discuss Louisiana's land loss, CPRA's master plan, upcoming projects and more.

Dr. Shawn Wilson
Secretary, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

February 17, 2021

In this episode of Ellevate’s Engage Videocast we explore the state of Louisiana's infrastructure. Julie Stokes speaks with Dr. Shawn Wilson, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. Julie and Dr. Wilson discuss project updates across the state, funding transportation and more.

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