Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced several key staff positions in her new administration.
Rowdy Gaudet will serve as an assistant chief administrative officer. Gaudet currently works as the chief of staff for the Disaster Recovery Unit for the state of Louisiana and will join the administration in February. Gaudet has experience in government relations, business and economic development, infrastructure management, and strategic communications. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from McNeese State University and earned an MBA from Louisiana State University.
James Gilmore, Ph.D., will serve as an assistant chief administrative officer. He formerly worked as the director of the Louisiana Children’s Cabinet in the office of Gov. John Bel Edwards. Gilmore has experience in human resources, training, and managing various workforce development and educational programs for a variety of organizations. Gilmore earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Southern University. He also earned a master’s degree in public administration and a Ph.D. in human resource education and workforce development from Louisiana State University.
Tamiara Wade, Ph.D., will serve as an assistant chief administrative officer. Wade formerly worked as a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Learning Expert and Integration Manager. She facilitated the management of national partnering entities and provided administrative oversight to the development and implementation of federal programs. Her experience is in research, policy, and academia. Wade earned a bachelor’s degree in English, a master’s degree in public administration and a Ph.D. in public policy and urban affairs from Southern University.
Brian Bernard will serve as human esources Director. Bernard has worked as the Interim Human Resources Director for the City of Baton Rouge since 2012. He has been employed with the city for 22 years. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Southern University.
Carey Chauvin will continue to serve as development director, a position he’s held since 2015. He has been employed with the City of Baton Rouge for 23 years. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University.
Eric Romero will serve as the director of information services. Romero has served as interim director of information services for the past four years. He has been employed with the City of Baton Rouge for 22 years. He is a graduate of Nicholls State University.
“I’m excited to work with these highly-qualified individuals who will be a part of my new cabinet,” Broome said. “I’m confident that I have chosen the right people to help move this city forward.”