Brandon DeCuir was elected chair of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC), and Harlie E. "Gene" Reynolds, vice-chair during the Commission's meeting today (January 4) in Baton Rouge.  The two Commissioners will serve in those positions through 2024.

DeCuir was appointed to the Commission in January of 2022. DeCuir is a lifelong Louisiana resident. He and his wife Sharlene have one son, Brandon, Jr. DeCuir is an attorney and partner for DeCuir, Clark, and Adams L.L.P in Baton Rouge. He is a member of the Coastal Conservation Association and the Louisiana Wildlife Federation. He is counsel to the Board and member of the Louisiana March of Dimes, member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and Baton Rouge Bar Association, and a past member of the Louisiana Tax Institute.

Reynolds was appointed to the Commission in March of 2021.  Reynolds is a lifelong resident of Louisiana and currently resides in Dubberly. He is married to Martha Nell Moore Reynolds, and they have two children and two grandchildren. The Shreveport native is a retired educator and is a former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from District 10.

Reynolds served on the Natural Resources and Environment; Education; Insurance; Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development; and Commerce committees while in the Legislature. He is also a member of the Louisiana Coastal Conservation Association, National Wild Turkey Federation, Minden Lions Club, Minden Civitans, and Louisiana Retired Teachers Association.