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Panelist Bio


Sally Nungesser
Principal - Nungesser Consulting LLC

Sally Nungesser is principal of Nungesser Consulting LLC (NC), a fundraising firm for Republican candidates in Louisiana.

NC is currently raising funds for the 2010 reelection campaigns of Congressman Steve Scalise and Congressman John Fleming, and for Secretary of State Jay Dardenne’s special election campaign for the office of Lieutenant Governor.

NC raised funds for Congressman Rodney Alexander’s reelection, Congressman Steve Scalise’s special election and reelection, Congressman John Fleming’s election, and Supreme Court Justice Greg Guidry’s election campaigns in 2008.

In 2007, NC raised funds in Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain’s campaign and worked in Sammy Kershaw’s race for Lieutenant Governor.

Sally Nungesser has raised more than $8 million for Governor Bobby Jindal and served as his fundraising consultant when he began his political career in 2003, in his successful run for Congress in 2004 and handled special projects in his election as Governor in 2007.

Sally Nungesser was chief fundraiser for Governor Mike Foster from 1997 until he left office in 2004, raising more than $4 million for his successful reelection campaign. She also raised campaign funds in Louisiana for President George W. Bush.

Sally was Finance Director of Treen for Governor in 1979, Coalitions Director of the Bob Dole campaign in 1996 and was in charge of President George W. Bush’s primary campaign in Louisiana in 2000. She coordinated the meeting of the Southern Governors’ Association in New Orleans in August of 2002, and was a Delegate and the Secretary to the Louisiana Delegation at the National Republican Convention in Philadelphia in 2000.

Sally was Assistant Commissioner, and Deputy Commissioner and Chief of Staff, for the Louisiana Insurance Department. She has also been the marketing coordinator for a national packaged goods company and served in the administration of Governor Dave Treen as Director of his Office of Public Relations. She ran against Jim Brown for Insurance Commissioner in 1995 after exposing corruption in the Insurance Department.

Current Topic


     08/18 - The Power of Reading

How can we make inroads to improve adult literacy in Louisiana and champion a joy of reading from pre-school into adulthood?
The ability to read sets the foundation of who we are and what we can be. Through reading we expand our world, learn new things and increase our base of knowledge. In fact, a parent’s reading level is the greatest factor in a child’s academic success. Children who can’t read proficiently by the third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school.

In Louisiana, 20 percent of adults are illiterate – five points higher than the national rate. How is Louisiana combatting its illiteracy problem across generational lines? How can we make inroads to improve adult literacy in Louisiana and champion a joy of reading from pre-school into adulthood?

Louisiana Public Square: The Power of Reading looks for answers and explores the value of lifelong reading through the lens of the PBS series The Great American Read Wednesday, August 22 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recorded Tuesday, August 14 in the Magnolia Performing Arts Pavilion at Baton Rouge Community College.)

Our panelists are:
- Linda-Marie Barrett, Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA)
- Rebecca Hamilton, MLIS; Louisiana State Librarian
- Danny Heitman; Journalist and Louisiana author
- Miranda Restovic, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH).
- Gary Robertson; Adult Literacy Advocates

The program features interviews with John Cavalier, owner of Cavalier House Books; Gary Robertson, Executive Director of Adult Literacy Advocates; representatives from the LEH PRIME TIME intergenerational reading program, and Superintendent John White with the Louisiana Department of Education.

LPB CEO Beth Courtney and Robyn Merrick, Southern University VP of External Affairs, host the show.

Louisiana Public Square can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.

This episode of Louisiana Public Square is underwritten by Community Coffee’s Cash for Schools Program, the Louisiana Forestry Association, LSU Press and the Southern Independent Booksellers’ Authors Round the South.

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