New Orleans Redevelopment Authority's (NORA) Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to appoint Brenda M. Breaux, J.D. ’94, Executive Director. The appointment, effective August 15, 2016, followed the appointment of outgoing Executive Director, Jeff Hebert, to the position of Deputy Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer for the City of New Orleans. Breaux served as NORA's Chief Operating Officer since May 2012, where she was responsible for the day to day operations of the Agency.
"I am delighted by the appointment of Brenda Breaux as the Executive Director for the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority," Mayor Mitch Landrieu said. "Brenda's experience alongside her professional accomplishments make her an ideal choice to lead NORA's work to continue to revitalize the City of New Orleans."
Breaux previously served as Senior Chief Deputy City Attorney for the City of New Orleans where her duties included management of 37 staff attorneys and support staff with direct responsibilities for housing, development and finance matters, the Mayor's Blight Initiative, DCDBG and CDBG projects, liaison between City, State and Federal entities for the downtown medical complex project and negotiations between the City and State regarding the former Road Home properties.
Breaux has worked on large-scale affordable housing and complex real estate development projects in New Orleans in addition to serving as Deputy Executive Director for the Housing Authority of New Orleans, responsible for Development, Construction, Section 8, Procurement, Human Resources and Administrative Services and other executive level positions.