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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Executive Staff

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Chief Administrative Officer and Deputy Mayor

Judy Reese Morse

Judy Reese Morse serves as Deputy Mayor of Citywide Initiatives. In this capacity, she oversees the Mayor’s Office and is responsible for overseeing policy development and strategic planning for economic development, education, social innovation, international affairs, coastal and environmental affairs, and cultural economy. Ms. Morse most recently served as Co-Chair of Transition New Orleans and as the Chief of Staff in the Office of Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu. Prior to joining the Lieutenant Governor’s Office, she worked at National Public Radio in Washington, DC. There, she served as director of corporate communications, focusing primarily on attracting new audiences as public radio listeners. Her career also includes work on the federal level. Ms. Morse was selected as a Presidential Management Fellow serving at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Resolution Trust Corporation. She also worked on Capitol Hill in the office of former Congresswoman Lindy Boggs as a special projects assistant. Morse has an undergraduate degree in Communications from Loyola University in New Orleans and a Master of Public Administration from American University in Washington, DC.

City Attorney

Rebecca H. Dietz, J.D.

Rebecca Dietz serves as City Attorney. In this capacity, she is responsible for directing and supervising the legal affairs of the City of New Orleans. Dietz began her work for the City in 2012 in the City Attorney’s office.  Dietz served as the head of the Contracts Division where she provided oversight, review, and negotiation of City contracts, as well as served as liaison between City department leadership and numerous contractors, including local and national businesses, non-profit organizations, community partiers and quasi-governmental entities.  In 2014 Dietz accepted the position of General Counsel and Deputy Director of Legal Affairs for the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.  Dietz’s work for the Airport included oversight of all legal matters, including procurement of the Construction Manager At Risk for the new North Terminal Airport Project. Prior to joining the City Hall team, Dietz was a partner at the law firm King, Krebs and Jurgens where she maintained a litigation practice focused on oil and gas and environmental litigation.  Dietz represented oil companies and corporate clients in all aspects of regulatory compliance, oilfield contamination and remediation litigation, property damage, toxic tort litigation and incident response.  She also worked with her clients through all stages of mediation and settlement. Dietz is a 2002 graduate of Tulane Law School where she earned a Specialization Certificate in the field of environmental law. Dietz is an active member of the Louisiana Bar and an inactive member of the Maryland and District of Columbia bars.

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