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Scott A. Angelle

Scott A. Angelle

Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement: 2017 - 2021


Scott A. Angelle was Director, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), Department of the Interior from May 2017 to January 2021. He was responsible for promoting safety, protecting the environment and conserving resources through the regulatory oversight and enforcement of energy industry operations on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf. He joined the bureau on May 24, 2017, following more than 30 years of reforming agencies and organizations in both the public and private sectors.

Prior to BSEE, he served as Commissioner, District II, Louisiana Public Service Commission, an elected position he held from 2013 – 2017. As a member of the PSC, he was responsible for serving the public interest by assuring safe, reliable and reasonably-priced services for public utilities and motor carriers. He also served as a member of the Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors and a member of the board at Sunoco Logistics Partners LP.

Angelle began his work in public service in 1988 when he was elected to the St. Martin Parish Police Jury; the youngest person ever selected for the position at age 25. He was elected President of the parish body five years later; also the youngest to hold the position. During this same time he worked as a Petroleum Landman for Angelle and Donohue and Vice President for the Huval Companies with responsibilities for insurance risk management solutions in the energy, government and transportation sectors.

In 2004 he was appointed Secretary, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, a position he held until 2012 under both the Kathleen Blanco and Bobby Jindal gubernatorial administrations. In May of 2010, he was appointed as Interim Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana during the height of the worst oil spill in U.S. history. On behalf of the state, he successfully achieved an early end to the offshore drilling moratorium imposed by the federal government. In November 2010, he returned to the position of Secretary for Natural Resources until resigning to run for Public Service Commissioner.

Angelle is a native of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, and a graduate of Breaux Bridge Senior High School. He is a cum laude graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Land Management.