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Louisiana Wireless Information Network(LWIN)

Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee
Louisiana's SIEC is composed of all appropriate first responder and support organizations. Operationally, the Subcommittee has full authority to design, construct, administer and maintain a statewide interoperable communications system with capacity to transport voice, data, and imagery in support of full response to any emergency event.
Representing Organization Member
(Appointee and/or Designee)
Deputy Director of Interoperability, or designeeChristopher Guilbeaux
Commissioner of the Division of Administration, or designeeNeal Underwood
Adjutant General of the Louisiana National Guard, or designeeMajor Alan Dunn
President of the Louisiana Sheriffs Association, or designee Sheriff Ricky Edwards
President of the Louisiana Association of Chiefs of Police, or designee Chief Mike Knaps
President of the Louisiana Fire Chiefs Association, or designee Robert Benoit
Chair of the Regional Parish Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Directors Committee, or designee Richard "Dick" Gremillion
Deputy Secretary of the Department of Public Safety and corrections, Public Safety Services, or designee LTC Adam White
Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs, or designee Vacant
Association of Public Safety Communications Officials, or designee Bill Vincent
Louisiana Ambulance Alliance, or designee John Taylor
Region 1 Aaron Miller
Region 2 Billie Giror
Region 3 Eric Deroche
Region 4 Stacey Blanchard
Region 5 Lloyd Miller
Region 6 Sonya Wiley-Gremillion
Region 7 William Edge
Region 8 Artice Dowdey
Region 9 Merrick Tassin


Sub-committees Members
Budget and Finance Sub Committee Chairman - Sheriff Ricky Edwards, Louisiana Sheriffs Association
Christina Dayries, GOHSEP
Neal Underwood, DOA/OTS
Policy and Planning Sub Committee Chairman - Bill Vincent, APCO
Travis Johnson, DOA/OTS
Merrick Tassin, Region 9
Julio Peck, DOA/OTS
Chris Guilbeaux, GOHSEP
Technical Sub Committee Chairman - Eric Deroche
Chuck Cassard- Louisiana Sheriffs Association
William Edge, Region 7
Lorn J Bourgeois, JPSO
Bill Vincent - APCO
Jonathan Walsdorf - St. Charles Sherriff's Office
Julio Peck – DOA/OTS Radio Communications
James Ballow – GOHSEP
Broadband Subcommittee Chairman - LTC Adam White, Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Public Safety Services
Ricky Edwards, Louisiana Sheriffs Association
Aaron Miller, Region 1
William Daniel, Baton Rouge
Neal Underwood, DOA/OTS
Christina Dayries, GOHSEP

For Questions or Comments:

Christopher Guilbeaux, Chairman
Deputy Director,
Preparedness, Response & Interoperability
(225) 925-7333
Christopher.Guilbeaux@la.gov