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​  Renee Lapeyrolerie​

 Commissioner, Office of Multimodal Commerce       Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development​







Overview

Renee Lapeyrolerie is a native of St. John the Baptist Parish and was appointed March 2, 2020, by Governor John Bel Edwards. The Office of Multimodal Commerce was formed in 2016 within the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), to enhance the state’s focus on multimodal transportation.


Career

Renee Lapeyrolerie has nearly 30 years of both public service and private sector experience. She comes to DOTD after eight years in business development for an engineering firm specializing in water, energy, environment, and transportation, from where she was tapped to serve on the Interim Emergency Management Team at the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans.

Renee is a former executive director of the Louisiana Democratic Party and founder of High Note Communications, a political consulting and public relations agency. She also served as director of local operations for the Annual Meeting of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB 2000), a convention of 7,000 financiers and government officials from 46 countries. Her public service includes economic development, public housing, and law enforcement agencies.

She represents the Treme neighborhood on the New Orleans Historic Districts Landmark Commission. Her prior board service includes the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors and the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District Board of Commissioners.

Lapeyrolerie is a graduate of Loyola University in New Orleans, a Fellow of the Loyola Institute of Politics, and studied at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.

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