Tusa joined the LDEQ in 1994 as an inspector in LDEQ’s Solid Waste Division before transitioning to the Air Division. He then took on a broader field of coverage as an inspector in multi-media (covering water, air, underground storage tanks, and solid waste). After 12 years as an inspector, he was promoted to Supervisor, where he served for 10 years. In 2016, he was named Regional Office Manager for the Southeast Regional Office (SERO) in New Orleans. During his 27 year career with LDEQ, he gained experience as an inspector, supervisor, manager, and administrator in the Surveillance Division. Tusa holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in environmental management systems from Louisiana State University.