Deputy Director for Coastal Activities, Office of the Louisiana Governor
Chip Kline is a native of Louisiana and a 2003 graduate of Louisiana State University. Immediately after his graduation from LSU he went to work in Washington, D.C., as a special assistant to U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas. Kline returned to Louisiana upon the election of Gov. Bobby Jindal to serve as policy assistant for coastal activities in the governor’s office. In 2011 he became Deputy Director for costal activities a position he served in until he was appointed as the governor’s Executive Assistant for Coastal Activities and Chairman of the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board in 2015. Kline represented the State of Louisiana as the governor’s designee under the federal RESTORE Act’s Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council. He also served on the La. State Mineral and Energy Board and represented the governor’s office on the La. Oyster Task Force and the Atchafalaya Research and Promotion Board. Today, he continues to serve in the current administration as Deputy Director for Coastal Activities in the Office of the Governor.