DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson announces additions to executive team
Friday, January 22, 2016 at 2:35:29 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn Wilson, Ph.D. announced today the addition of four members to his executive staff. Myles Brumfield was named Confidential Assistant to the Secretary, Chance McNeely was named the Assistant to the Secretary for Policy, Brigadier General Barry Keeling was named Undersecretary and Joshua Hollins was named Legislative Liaison.

Brumfield joins DOTD after serving as Special Assistant to Governor John Bel Edwards during the runoff election and throughout the transition to the Governor's Office. A native of Slidell, he graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in mass communication.

McNeely began his career as a congressional staffer in Washington, D.C., where he developed an expertise in transportation, agriculture, environmental issues and energy policy. He later served as a policy advisor in the Governor's Office where he was the liaison to DOTD and several other state agencies. He most recently served as an assistant secretary at the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.

Keeling comes to DOTD after serving as the Director of the Joint Staff for the Louisiana National Guard since 2011. He was responsible for directing, supervising, training, and coordinating the Joint Staff and assisting the adjutant general in the deployment and coordination of programs, policies, and plans affecting more than 11,000 citizen soldiers and airmen.

Hollins served as the Community and Legislative Liaison at the Office of the Louisiana Attorney General since 2013. He brings an expertise in working with state and local government and public outreach experience to DOTD. In addition, he worked for the Louisiana House of Representatives from 2009 to 2013.

“We have a lot to accomplish as we work to improve the Louisiana’s infrastructure,” Wilson said. “Each member of the team brings unique experiences and talents. Myles, Chance, Barry and Joshua are well-suited for their roles and will be valuable assets to our team as we address our state's transportation needs.”