JANICE LANSING ASSUMES INTERIM LEADERSHIP OF THE LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES

Release Date: 09/01/2006

Forwarded on behalf of the Governor's Office


Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco today announced that Janice Lansing will assume interim leadership of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries while the search for a new Secretary continues.


Lansing will have authority over the department in her current role as Undersecretary where she oversees the office of management and finance. Lansing assumes this additional authority following the departure of Secretary Dwight Landreneau yesterday.


As the Undersecretary and administrator of the office of management and finance, Lansing has been responsible for accounting and budget management, information processing systems, procurement, general administrative, and public information services.


Lansing is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University where she earned a bachelor of arts in criminal justice and Louisiana State University where she holds a master's degree in public administration.


A permanent secretary for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is expected to be announced in October.


For more information, contact Bo Boehringer at 225-765-5115 or bboehringer@wlf.louisiana.gov, or Marie Centanni or Roderick Hawkins at 225-342-9037.
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