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Chip Kline, Chair

Chip HeadshotChip Kline is a native of Louisiana and a 2003 graduate of LSU. Immediately after college he went to work in Washington, D.C., as a special assistant to U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson of Texas.

Kline returned to Louisiana upon the election of Gov. Bobby Jindal to serve as policy assistant for coastal activities in the governor’s office under Garret Graves. In 2011 he became Deputy Director and continued in that position under Graves and Jerome Zeringue, succeeding Zeringue as the governor’s Executive Assistant and Chairman of the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority in February 2015.

Kline represents the State of Louisiana as the governor’s designee under the federal RESTORE Act’s Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council. He also serves on the La. State Mineral and Energy Board and represents the governor’s office on the La. Oyster Task Force and the Atchafalaya Research and Promotion Board.