meet our leadership

Alliance Staff

Alliance Management Team

Alabama

Patti McCurdy

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Hank Burch

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Florida

Lainie Edwards

Florida Department of Environmental Quality

Gareth Leonard

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Louisiana

Chip Kline

Louisiana Governor’s Office of Coastal Activities

Bren Haase

Louisiana Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority

Mississippi

Joe Spraggins, Chair

Mississippi Department of Marine Resources

Chris Wells

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality

Texas

Toby Baker

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Steven Schar

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Federal Partners

Athena Clark

 U.S. Geological Survey

Kristen Laursen

 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Heidi Stiller

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Michelle Eversen

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Marc Wyatt

Gulf of Mexico Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Lakeshia Robertson

Gulf of Mexico Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Other Members

David Yoskowitz

Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies

Priority Issue Team Leads