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Hon. Ann Duplesis, former State Senator, LA

Ann Davis Duplessis serves the citizens of New Orleans as Deputy Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) under Mayor Mitch Landrieu. As Deputy CAO Mrs. Duplessis previously managed multiple departments that deliver vital city services including: Health, Human Services, Safety & Permits, Taxi Cab Bureau, Code Enforcement, Environmental Health & Safety, Sanitation, Parks & Parkways, and New Orleans Recreational Department. Currently, Mrs. Duplessis has assumed the role as Customer Service Zar, helping to transform city government into a more customer friendly and efficient organization.

Mrs. Duplessis is formally the Louisiana State Senator for District 2 from 2002-2010 serving New Orleans East, Holy Cross, and the Lower Ninth Ward communities. Senator Duplessis retired in June 2010 to accept the CAO position in her hometown of New Orleans. Initially elected in 2002 in her first run for public office, she served as Chairwoman of the Commerce, Consumer Protection and International Affairs Committee, Member of Judiciary C, Education, Select Committee on Hurricane Recovery, State of Louisiana Small Business Development Center Advisory Board, The Working Uninsured Task Force, Select Committee on Women and Children and is an ex-officio member of the Senate Committee on Insurance. Nationally she served as Vice Chair of the Communications, Financial Services & Interstate Commerce Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Mrs. Duplessis holds the following designations:

  • Louisiana Insurance Producer in Title Insurance
  • Louisiana Property and Casualty Insurance Producer
  • Notary Public
  • Realtor

Mrs. Duplessis serves on the LSU Board of Supervisors, Louisiana Partnership for Children and Families, the Louisiana Serve Commission and Past Chairwoman, and Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO). She has served on the Governor’s Study Commission on Consolidation of Higher Education Board, and the Study Commission on Notary, and the LSU Graduate School of Banking Board of Trustees. She has over 28 years banking experience retiring in June 2010 as Senior Vice President of Liberty Bank and Trust.

Senator Ann Duplessis is an unwavering public servant, an entrepreneur, devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She has been married to Virgil Duplessis for 28 years. They have 3 beautiful daughters, Brooks, Lindsey and Heather and three granddaughters - Camille, Brooklyn and Sydney.