(He/him) Mitch Landrieu serves as senior advisor to the president and White House infrastructure coordinator, where he is responsible for coordinating the implementation of the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, including the most significant and comprehensive investments in roads, bridges, rail, transit, ports, airports, safe water, clean energy, and high-speed internet in generations.
Landrieu served as the 61st mayor of New Orleans from 2010 to 2018. When he took office, the city was still recovering from Hurricane Katrina and in the midst of the BP oil spill. He kickstarted the city’s recovery by fast-tracking over 100 projects and securing billions in federal funding for schools, hospitals, parks, and critical infrastructure. Under Landrieu’s leadership, New Orleans is widely recognized as one of the nation’s great comeback stories. In 2015, Landrieu was named “Public Official of the Year” by Governing, and in 2016 was voted “America’s top turnaround mayor” in a Politico survey of mayors. He also served as president of the US Conference of Mayors.
Landrieu gained national prominence for his powerful decision to take down four Confederate monuments in New Orleans, which also earned him the prestigious John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller “In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History.”