Mr. Riley serves
as the Deputy Director for Disaster Recovery.
He came to GOHSEP in June 2007 and served as the Assistant
Deputy Director, Disaster Recovery. Mr. Riley is responsible
for all recovery activities related to the Public Assistance
and Hazard Mitigation programs authorized by the Robert T.
Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Response Act.
came to GOHSEP in June 2007 and served as the Assistant
Deputy Director, Disaster Recovery. In that capacity, Mr.
Riley was responsible for all recovery activities related to
the Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation programs
authorized by the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and
Emergency Response Act. As related to the recovery efforts
for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, he managed over $7.5
billion in Public Assistance recovery funding and $1.4
billion in Hazard Mitigation funding for over 1,400
applicants and 22,000 projects. Mr. Riley was designated
the Deputy Governor’s Authorized Representative for
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the State Coordinating
Officer for Hurricanes Gustav and Ike.
accepting the position with GOHSEP, Mr. Riley was the Legal
Advisor to the Joint Warfighting Center, U.S. Joint Forces
Command, in Norfolk, Virginia. Mr. Riley is a long time,
off and on, resident of Baton Rouge dating back to his
graduation for Louisiana State University in 1974.
retired from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves in 2007 after 32
years of reserve and active service. Mr. Riley was last
recalled to active duty after the events of September 11,
2001, in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Noble
Eagle, and served for three years as the legal advisor to
the Standing Joint Headquarters, Homeland Security, U.S.
Northern Command. His Reserve and Active service includes
serving as Assistant Legal Advisor, Commander, U.S. European
Command, during Operation Joint Endeavor, and servicing as
Assistant Deputy General Counsel, Office of the General
Counsel, U.S. Department of Defense. Mr. Riley has served
in command billets at the company, battalion and division
his latest recall to active duty, Mr. Riley was the
Assistant Executive Director of the Louisiana Office of
Student Financial Assistance (OSFA). Mr. Riley has served as
the President and Chief Executive Officer of Phoenix
Environmental Services, Inc., the Vice President and General
Counsel of GDC Engineering, Inc., and was in private
practice with the law firm of Taylor, Porter Brooks and
Phillips, in Baton Rouge, for approximately ten years,
focusing his practice on tax and business law issues.
Riley holds a Master of Law Degree, with a specialty in Tax
Law, from Georgetown University, a Juris Doctorate from
Louisiana State University Law School and a Bachelor of
Science (Economics) from LSU. He is admitted to practice
before the U.S. Supreme Court, the federal Fifth and First
Circuit Courts, the U.S. Claims Court, the U.S. Tax Court,
all military courts and all courts of the State of
married to the former Ms. Susan Dawson of Baton Rouge and
has four children, Devon, Kellen, and the twins – Sofie and