NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) announced the swearing-in of its newest member of its Board of Commissioners, Sunni LeBeouf. Judge Tracey Flemings-Davillier of the Orleans Criminal District Court administered the oath during the commissioners’ board meeting on September 27, 2022. Commissioner LeBeouf is one of five commissioners appointed by New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell. Commissioner LeBoeuf will serve on the Operations Committee.
“We are delighted to have an industry-wide thought leader passionate about transit to support our journey of creating a world-class transit system for New Orleans and the region. All of us serving on the board of commissioners look forward to working with Commissioner LeBeouf to provide transit services our communities need and deserve,” said Board Chair, Commissioner Mark Raymond, Jr.
Commissioner LeBeouf currently serves as Assistant Vice President of Community and Public Affairs with Ochsner Health. She is developing community initiatives to improve Louisiana’s health rankings by eliminating barriers to healthcare and bringing more resources to underserved communities.
Before joining the Ochsner Health team, Commissioner LeBeouf served as City Attorney for the City of New Orleans, where she was responsible for managing complex legal and other matters involving elected and appointed officials, corporate and community stakeholders, City leaders, employees, and the public. For her work as City Attorney, Sunni was named the 2020 New Orleans City Business Woman of the Year.
Commissioner LeBeouf replaces Laura Bryan, who served since 2018 and ended her board service on August 23, 2022.
“I am so pleased to welcome Commissioner LeBeouf to our board. She brings tremendous experience; her insight and guidance will be very beneficial as we are in the midst of implementing a new bus network redesign that we believe will transform our transit system by improving services for our riders. Commissioner LeBeouf has the experience and vision to enable our agency to continue delivering equitable and reliable service to residents of New Orleans and our region,” said Alex Z. Wiggins, RTA CEO.