SDMI Welcomes Sid Fuchs as a Senior Fellow

09/19/2014 04:26 PM

BATON ROUGE – SDMI is pleased to announce Sid Fuchs has recently joined SDMI as its newest Senior Fellow. Since 2011, Fuchs has been the president and chief executive officer and a director of MacAulay-Brown Inc., a leading national security company that provides advanced engineering services and product solutions to defense, intelligence, special operations forces, homeland security and federal agencies. 


Fuchs is a nationally recognized business leader with more than 25 years experience in a variety of markets, industries and business models that include government, commercial, international, investment, and academia with a history of developing exceptional teams, strategies, operations and results.

“As a native of Louisiana and graduate of LSU, it is truly an honor to join an Institute that was born out of the college’s outstanding response to those in need in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina,” said Fuchs. “I look forward to working closely with my colleagues at SDMI to help the nation prepare for the next disaster.”

Although recently appointed at the Stephenson Disaster Management Institute, Fuchs is no stranger to LSU. He earned BS (1984) and MS (1987) degrees in mechanical engineering from LSU. In 2013, Fuchs was appointed by LSU to the position of executive in residence for the LSU College of Engineering and in 2012, was inducted into the LSU College of Engineering Hall of Distinction in recognition of his lifetime of achievements and contributions to the engineering profession. Fuchs is also the current chairman of the LSU Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Board of Advisors.

SDMI Executive Director Joseph Booth said of Fuchs joining the SDMI family, “Sid Fuchs is a wonderful addition to our Senior Fellows bench. Sid has enjoyed enormous success as a result of hard work, a sharp mind, and willingness to take risks. He is a respected leader and innovator who I will count on for thought leadership. His counsel will be very helpful in achieving our life saving mission as we expand our influence over a wider range of disaster services.”

For more information on Fuchs, read his complete biography at

The Stephenson Disaster Management Institute, part of the Stephenson National Center for Security Research and Training, was established to help save the lives of people and animals by continuously improving disaster management through research and education. Vision and a generous donation by LSU alumni Emmet and Toni Stephenson were responsible for the creation of the institute in 2007. For more information, visit

For more information, contact Lauren Bourg, SDMI manager of external relations, at 225-578-7668 or

Ernie  Ballard 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Friday, September 19, 2014