Stephen Chustz

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Stephen Chustz
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Louisiana Secretary of Natural Resources (Interim)
Incumbent
In office
August 8, 2012 - Present
Years in position 2
PartyNon-partisan
PredecessorScott Angelle (R)
Compensation
Base salary$129,210
Elections and appointments
Appointed2012
Appointed byGovernor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Louisiana-Lafayette
Websites
Office website
Stephen Chustz is the interim Louisiana Secretary of Natural Resources. Angelle was appointed by Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) on August 8, 2012 following Scott Angelle's resignation.[1]

Biography

Chustz began his career for the state with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) in 1987. In this position he worked in surface water enforcement, source water protection and ground water remediation and underground storage tank issues. In 2008 he became Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Coastal Management at the Department of Natural Resources. In October 2011, he became the Assistant Secretary of the Office of Coastal Management and in August 2012 took over as interim Secretary of Natural Resources.[2]

Education

  • B.S. in Geology from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette[3]

Political career

Louisiana Secretary of Natural Resources (2012-present)

Chustz has served as acting Louisiana Secretary of Natural Resources since August 2012.

Appointments

2012

Chustz was appointed as interim Louisiana Secretary of Natural Resources by Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) on August 8, 2012. He replaced Scott Angelle, who resigned in order to run for the Louisiana Public Service Commission. Jindal stated, "We look forward to working with Stephen at DNR as we continue to push the federal government to increase oil and gas permitting in order to fuel the nation and make sure our people have good paying jobs to pursue their dreams here in Louisiana.”[3]

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Preceded by
Scott Angelle
Louisiana Secretary of Natural Resources
August 2012–present
Succeeded by
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