Johnny Bradberry leaving CPRA to head up Baton Rouge-based GEC

Johnny Bradberry is leaving his positions in state government as the governor’s executive assistant of coastal activities and chairman of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority to become president of Baton Rouge-based engineering firm GEC, Inc.

He will replace GEC owner Verdi Adams, who has been serving as acting president since September, when Sherri LeBas stepped down as president, transferring to another position with the firm.

Bradberry brings decades of public- and private-sector experience to the 32-year-old engineering firm. He has been the governor’s executive assistant of coastal activities—which automatically places him at the helm of the CPRA—since Gov. John Bel Edwards took office in 2016. He previously served as secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development during Gov. Kathleen Blanco’s administration. He also spent more than two decades in the oil and gas industry with Conoco Phillips.

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