Foundation for Louisiana hires new Coastal Communities Resiliency Program Officer

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Williams will work directly with the Coastal Resiliency Advisory Committee and FFL’s partners and allies to generate effective practice and policy strategies. She also will lead the development of the Coastal Resiliency Leverage Fund.

NEW ORLEANS — Liz Williams has joined the Foundation for Louisiana (FFL) as its new Coastal Communities Resiliency Program Officer and will manage its work in Louisiana’s coastal region, the foundation has announced.

“Foundation for Louisiana is excited to have Liz join the team to build on a legacy of meaningful investments that expand economic opportunities for Louisianians,” CEO Flozell Daniels Jr. said. “With her experience in coastal research, design and restoration, combined with her background in values-driven regional planning, we believe that Liz’s leadership will advance FFL’s mission and goals for enhancing the resiliency of our coastal communities.”

Williams will work directly with the Coastal Resiliency Advisory Committee and FFL’s partners and allies to generate effective practice and policy strategies. She also will lead the development of the Coastal Resiliency Leverage Fund. Learn more about the fund here.

“I am looking forward to working with the Foundation for Louisiana team, where I may apply my years of experience in coastal research and knowledge about the Mississippi River watershed parishes to benefit the future and well-being of Louisiana’s coastal residents,” Williams said.

A native New Orleanian, Williams previously worked at Louisiana State University’s Coastal Sustainability Studio as a research fellow and affiliate. She served as director and lead on several projects, including a reexamination of flood insurance. She is a graduate of LSU’s School of Architecture and has a Master of Architectural Design from The Bartlett School of Architecture in London.