Alliance Management

Mr. Jerome Zeringue

Mr. Jerome Zeringue, Executive Director of the Louisiana Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration

Alliance Management consists of an Alliance Management Team (AMT) that is the governing body for the organization; an Alliance Coordination Team that reports on progress of the Priority Issue Teams to the AMT; and a Headquarters Office to keep the organization running smoothly and to maintain the requirements of a 501(c)3 organization.

All five Gulf States have representation on the AMT as well as the federal partners including the Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Department of the Interior. The AMT determines the priority issues that will enhance the ecologic and economic health of the Gulf region on behalf of the Gulf State Governors. The AMT is led by a series of rotating chair persons from each of the Gulf States. Currently, Mr. Jerome Zeringue of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority serves as the chair of the AMT on behalf of the state of Louisiana.

Other committees that support the way the Gulf of Mexico Alliance operates includes a Federal Working Group, a Data Management Advisory Committee, a Public Relations Committee, and a Business Advisory Council.