Casey Tingle serves as the Acting Director of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and was appointed by the Governor on October 21, 2021. He is responsible for directing in all aspects of the agency’s homeland security and emergency and disaster preparedness and response for the State of Louisiana.
Casey previously served as the Deputy Director/Chief of Staff and as the Assistant Deputy Director for Hazard Mitigation Assistance for GOHSEP. In this role, Casey managed three mitigation grant programs, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA), and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM). These programs represent over $2.5 billion in funding for critical projects to protect life and property from the risks of natural hazards. In addition, the Mitigation division is responsible for providing technical assistance for mitigation programs and developing and maintaining the State’s Hazard Mitigation plan. Since starting at GOHSEP in 2009, Casey also served as Assistant Deputy Director for Management and Finance and Section Chief for Finance, Budget, and Purchasing.
Before coming to GOHSEP, Casey was Senior Associate with Quadel Consulting working in various roles on the Road Home - Homeowners Assistance Program funded with Community Development Block Grant funding. Casey also worked in budgeting and grants management for the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Public Safety Services.
Casey is a native of Shreveport, Louisiana and a graduate of Caddo Parish Magnet High School, Louisiana State University, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Stacie, have three children, Cassidie, Noah, and Maxwell.