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Panelist Bio

Johnny B. Bradberry
Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

Johnny Bradberry has extensive experience at the state level and private sector (both Domestic and International). In 2005, while serving as the Secretary for the Department of Transportation and Development, he played a critical role in preparation, response, and recovery efforts for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, as his department was the driving force for infrastructure repairs, debris cleanup and levee breach repairs. In this role, Bradberry also provided significant individual leadership on several critical issues, including agency right sizing and work process improvements, development of the state’s coastal master plan and corresponding implementation plans for coastal protection and restoration. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from LeTourneau College and LSU.

Bradberry was appointed to serve as Governor John Bel Edwards’ Executive Assistant for Coastal Activities and as the Chairman of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority in January of 2016.

A native of Grand Isle, Louisiana, Bradberry previously served as a Member of the Board of Directors and as Vice President, Business Development for Volkert, Inc. Prior to that, Bradberry served as President of TOPCOR Services and CEO for TOPCOR Companies, LLC. In 2004, he retired from ConocoPhillips Company in Houston, Texas after 28 years to accept the appointment by Governor Kathleen Blanco to serve as the Secretary, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

Current Topic

     03/18 - Making Schools Safe

Where does Louisiana stand in this national discussion?
The school shooting in Broward County Florida that took the lives of 17 people has reignited the debate over how to make our schools safe. Energized students nationwide are calling for restricted access to certain guns. Congress is considering broader background checks and age limits on gun purchases. President Donald Trump is most enthusiastic about training school staff members to carry concealed weapons.

Where does Louisiana stand in this national discussion? How would gun control proposals affect the 45% of Louisianans who own guns? What mental health services are available to prevent teenagers from acting out violently? What increased security measures should schools take and how much will they cost? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “Making Schools Safe” airing Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. on LPB and WLAE in New Orleans. (Taping Tuesday, March 27.)
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Special Presentation

     05/16 - Louisiana Veterans Coming Home

What challenges do our returning veterans face?

Coming Soon!

     04/18 - Balancing Eldercare

How much does Louisiana spend on nursing homes versus home and community-based care?

Recent Topics

     02/18 - Drawing the Line: Sexual Harassment in Louisiana

How widespread is the problem in our state? Take the survey!

     01/18 - Early Education Matters

Should early childhood education be a priority?

     12/17 - Healthy New Year! (Encore)

What is the best approach to shedding pounds in a state where cuisine is part of its culture?

     10/17 - HIV/AIDS in Louisiana

How many people are living with HIV/AIDS in Louisiana and what resources are available to them?
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