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Executive Leadership Team

Glenn Ledet, Jr.
Executive Director

An accomplished leader with more than 17 years of expertise, Glenn P. Ledet, Jr., PE has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors navigating coastal issues in Louisiana. Before being appointed to be Executive Director of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), Mr. Ledet spent over 13 years in the Coastal engineering industry, including the last 4 years with a nationally renowned multi-disciplined engineering, planning and construction management firm, where he led the strategic growth, business development, and operations for all of the company’s Coastal and Water Resources initiatives. Mr. Ledet also spent more than three years at CPRA serving as an Engineering Supervisor and then as the Assistant Administrator of CPRA’s Operations Division.

Mr. Ledet has played a key role in steering critical projects that contribute to the resilience and sustainability of Louisiana’s coast. This includes leading engineering, project management, and program management on critical coastal endeavors, such as the Upper Barataria Basin Flood Risk Reduction System ($3B), Calcasieu-Sabine Hydrologic Restoration and Large-Scale Marsh Creation Program ($261M), and St. Tammany Parish Flood Risk Reduction Program ($5B). These efforts have left an indelible mark, particularly in Coastal Louisiana and other Gulf Coast states, showcasing his commitment to advancing sustainable solutions and resilience in the face of environmental challenges.

Bren Haase
Deputy Executive Director

Bren Haase’s experience in coastal wetlands ecology, restoration, and regulation spans over 30 years, working in the private sector, state, and federal government. Currently serving as the Deputy Director for the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), Haase has led the agency in many roles including as Chairman of the CPRA Board, Executive Director, and Division Chief of Planning and Research. Haase also headed the development of Louisiana’s 2017 Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast and has overseen historic investment in Louisiana’s coast including the planning, design, and implementation of the largest and most impactful coastal restoration and protection projects in the State’s history.

Haase’s dedication to Louisiana’s coast has garnered numerous awards, including Biz New Orleans Magazine’s 2023 Executive of the Year; the 2017 Governor’s Award for Conservationist of the Year, presented by the Louisiana Wildlife Federation and the National Wildlife Federation; the 2011 Sue Hawes Memorial Coastal Stewardship Award presented by the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL). Haase’s experience in preserving Louisiana’s coast highlights his commitment to finding practical solutions to some of the State’s and Nation’s most pressing coastal issues.