Office of the Secretary

Contact Information

P.O. Box 4301
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4301

LDEQ Headquarters – Galvez Building
602 North Fifth Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Phone: (225) 219-3953
Fax: (225) 219-3971


Aurelia S. Giacometto

Aurelia S. Giacometto became the Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) in January 2024. Secretary Giacometto received her Bachelor of Science in biology from Howard University, her Master of Science in molecular genetics and animal science from Purdue University and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law.

Secretary Giacometto is an attorney, biologist and conservationist. She was director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and CEO of the nonprofit the International Order of T. Roosevelt. Her education and experience allow her a wide and unique perspective on Louisiana’s culture and environmental issues.



Chief of Staff
Stacey Holley

Stacey Holley was named Chief of Staff of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) in March 2024. Holley joins LDEQ after 10 years of service with the Louisiana State Senate. She has extensive experience in the legislative process, regulatory and compliance.

 A native of Baton Rouge, Holley earned her bachelor's degree in general studies with a concentration in history and political science. She recently graduated in the top five percent of her class from Texas A&M University School of Law and received her master’s in legal studies with emphasis in energy, oil and gas law, and energy and environmental policy.




As the managerial branch of the Department, the Office of the Secretary facilitates achievement of environmental improvements by coordinating the other program offices' work to reduce quantity and toxicity of emissions, representing the Department when dealing with external agencies, providing legal counsel to the Department, communicating effectively with the public, and by promoting initiatives that serve a broad environmental mandate.