Contact Us

To contact the Trustee Council, please email Individual Trustee agency representatives are listed below.


Trustee: Christopher M. Blankenship, Commissioner, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
64 N. Union Street, Suite 468, Montgomery, Alabama 36130

Trustee: Dr. Berry H. (Nick) Tew, Jr., Alabama State Geologist, Geological Survey of Alabama

Geological Survey of Alabama
P.O. Box 869999, Tuscaloosa, AL 35486-6999


Trustee: Shawn Hamilton, Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Trustee Representative: Angela Knecht, Director of the Division of Water Restoration Assistance

Department of Environmental Protection
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard M.S. 3600, Tallahassee, Florida 32399

Trustee: Thomas H. Eason, Ph. D., Acting Executive Director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Trustee Representative: Gareth Leonard, Gulf Restoration Coordinator

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
3800 Commonwealth Boulevard, M.S. 7A5, Tallahassee, Florida 32399


Trustee: Bren Haase, Chair, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board

Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
P.O. Box 44027, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-4027

Louisiana’s Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustee Agencies:

Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

Louisiana Department of Natural Resources

For additional information regarding the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment in Louisiana, please visit


Trustee: Chris Wells, Executive Director, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality

Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 2261, Jackson MS 39225-2261


Trustee: David Yoskowitz, Ph.D., Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Executive Director

Parks and Wildlife Department
4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744
512-389-4800 or 800-792-1112

Commission on Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 13087, Austin, TX 78711-3087

General Land Office
1700 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701-1495

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on behalf of the Department of Commerce

Trustee Representative: Chris Doley, Chief, Office of Habitat Conservation, Restoration Center, NOAA Fisheries 


Office of Habitat Conservation
1315 East-West Highway
14th Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910

The Department of the Interior

Trustee Representative: Mary Josie Blanchard, Director, Gulf of Mexico Restoration and Department of Interior NRDA Authorized Official

Department of the Interior
1849 C Street NW, MS-3160
Washington DC 20460

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Trustee Representative: Benita Best-Wong, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water

Office of Water
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., 4101M
Washington, DC 20460

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Trustee Representative: Robert Bonnie, Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation

Alternate Trustee Representative: Ronald Howard, Acting Director of the Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Restoration Division

Gulf of Mexico Coast Ecosystem Restoration Division
7578 Old Canton Rd.
Madison, MS 39110