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President and Chief Executive Off...

Phone: (225) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: g***@***.org
Local Address:  Louisiana , United States
East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority
801 North Blvd. Suite 200
Baton Rouge , Louisiana 70802
United States

Company Description: The East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority (RDA) was created by the 2007 Louisiana Legislature. We are governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners, appointed...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • B.S. , Secondary Education
    Southern University
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East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority | who we are, 12 June 2015 [cached]
Gwen Hamilton Interim President & CEO
The East Baton Rouge Redevelopment ..., 20 Nov 2014 [cached]
The East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority's new interim CEO, Gwen Hamilton, says she is ready to roll up her sleeves and get busy helping the cash-strapped agency identify a permanent funding source.
But Hamilton will not be devoting all her energies to the RDA, which is paying her $75,000 per year. Hamilton will continue to work full time as director of community affairs with New Schools for Baton Rouge, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing in top-quality charter school operators to the city's achievement zone.
In a statement issued shortly after the RDA board meeting at which Hamilton was named CEO, New Schools for Baton Rouge said, "New Schools for Baton Rouge has a commitment to the Baton Rouge community and Gwen being asked to serve is an excellent example of that commitment. During her time at the RDA, Gwen will continue to work at NSBR, delivering excellence to the community."
The RDA board of commissioners met behind closed doors earlier today to discuss Hamilton's proposed compensation package before officially voting to give her the job, which was vacated when Walter Monsour announced his resignation last month.
NSBR President and CEO Chris Meyer says the statement from his group was intended to communicate how valuable Hamilton is to the community and to both organizations.
Hamilton, for her part, says before she was asked by the RDA to consider the interim CEO job she consulted with attorneys to make sure there would be no conflict of interest working for both organizations. As for the practicalities of working two full-time jobs, Hamilton says her schedule and hours with NSBR are flexible and that "the RDA will get everything from me that they engage me to do. -Stephanie Riegel
Gwen ..., 16 Oct 2013 [cached]
Gwen Hamilton Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Office of the Mayor-President
Gwen ..., 28 Mar 2015 [cached]
Gwen Hamilton
Community Affairs
Gwen Hamilton Gwen has a long and deep commitment of service to the Baton Rouge community and connects with this work in a personal way as a graduate of Capitol High School. Prior to joining NSBR, Gwen served as Assistant Chief Administrative Officer for the Mayor-President of Baton Rouge, Parish of East Baton Rouge. She was responsible for the management and administration of the Department of Human Development Services, the Office of Community Development, the Office of Work Force Development, the Department of Juvenile Services, and the Office of Community Engagement. Before joining the mayor's team, Gwen served in other executive level positions, including senior vice president of education reform for the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, senior director for the Baton Rouge Area Foundation/Plan Baton Rouge, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Social Services, and executive director of the Children's Cabinet in the Office of the Governor for State of Louisiana.
A Baton Rouge native, Gwen is married to Leo Hamilton.
Baton Rouge Press Releases, 10 Sept 2012 [cached]
Mayor-President Melvin "Kip" Holden has appointed Gwendolyn Hamilton, a former Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Social Services, as an assistant chief administrator in his office."We are happy to have someone of Gwen's caliber, not only for her extensive work experience, but also for her community relationships," Holden said Tuesday.A veteran administrator, Hamilton's experience also includes a five-year stint in the Governor's Office under former Gov.
Mike Foster.Hamilton comes to the City-Parish from the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, where she served as senior vice president of education reform since October 2008.Prior to joining the Chamber, Hamilton worked for nearly four years as the senior director for the Baton Rouge Area Foundation/Plan Baton Rouge, where she was responsible for coordinating and developing the revitalization of Old South Baton Rouge. She also acted as the Foundation's liaison to the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board.From November 2001 to January 2004, Hamilton served as Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Social Services under former Gov. Foster. As DSS Secretary, she was responsible for more than 5,000 employees and a $978.5-million budget. Hamilton also served as Acting DSS Secretary from June 1999 to October 1999.From October 1996 to October 2001, she served in the Governor's Office, initially as a deputy education policy advisory and later as executive director for the Children Cabinet, where she assisted with the development and coordination of policy, resources and services for children and families.From September 1991 to October 1996, Hamilton worked as vice president of corporate affairs for the Louisiana Lottery Corporation, where she assisted in formulating and administering the corporation's policies and procedures, and coordinated the activities of the Human Resources and Public Relations departments.Prior to that, Hamilton worked as office administrator for the law firm of Blache, Perkins & Koch from 1985 to 1991, and for the Social Security Administration in Baton Rouge from 1973 until 1984.A native of Baton Rouge, Hamilton holds a bachelor's of science degree from Southern University.In addition to her considerable experience as an administrator, Hamilton also previously served as a board chair for the Louisiana Housing Finance Authority and board member of the Louisiana State Board of Ethics.Hamilton started work in the Mayor's Office last Wednesday.# # # # #
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