LSU PAI Alumnae Genny May Named 2013 Women of Distinction Honoree

08/20/2013 11:09 AM

BATON ROUGE – Girl Scouts Louisiana East has named Genevieve “Genny” May as one of its Women of Distinction for 2013. May, a graduate of the LSU Master of Public Administration program, is a member of the LSU Public Administration Institute’s Advisory Board and was the 2010 MPA Alum of the Year.

According to PAI Director James Richardson, the Girl Scouts’ recognition of May is just another example of her dedication to improving the community.

“We could not be prouder of Genny,” Richardson said. “She is a consummate professional, and her civic contributions have always enhanced her reputation. She is the ideal our program strives to help produce for Louisiana.”

May and her fellow nominees will be recognized at an awards dinner in their honor that is to be held Sept. 27 at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center.

For more than 30 years, May served in many fields of the Louisiana State Police, including as a detective, in the realm of narcotics and in the Department of Public Safety Police. May also served in the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office and in the U.S. Navy Reserve. In 2009, President Barack Obama nominated her to serve as the United States Marshal of the Eastern District of Louisiana. She is responsible for the management, administration, and direction of operations throughout the eastern district. Her overall responsibilities include protecting the United States Courts and judiciary, criminal investigations, executions of federal court orders, and other law enforcement activities.

The Public Administration Institute at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business offers a 42-hour degree program that emphasizes management and financial skills for those leading public agencies, nonprofit and healthcare organizations and for-profit organizations that interact with governmental agencies. PAI’s faculty members are student-oriented and nationally-recognized for their expertise in their fields. For more information, visit or call 225-578-6743.

Wendy  Marx 
E. J. Ourso College of Business

Posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013