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Robin Keegan – Fall 2017

Robin Keegan, Director of Resilient Baton Rouge, will be presenting at our Brown Bag lecture, scheduled for Tuesday before Thanksgiving, November 21, at noon. Robin will speak on “Disasters Are Coming! Now Is Not the Time To Reinvent the Wheel!”

Her presentation will be “a reflection on the role of the Louisiana Recovery Authority as a network to solve problems and the importance of building off of what we’ve learned throughout the years of recovering from disasters.”

Robin Keegan is a sought after expert in disaster recovery, pre-disaster planning and mitigation, economic development, housing, resilience and community building. Robin currently serves as the Director of Resilient Baton Rouge, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-supported project to increase behavioral health services and build resilience capacity for residents of the Baton Rouge region impacted by the Great Flood of 2016.

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Robin returned home to New Orleans from New York City to serve in multiple roles at the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) including Executive Director. Most recently, Robin was the Director of Community Planning and Resilience at GCR, Inc., a New Orleans-based professional and technology services firm. She also serves as an adjunct lecturer for Tulane University’s School of Architecture.  Robin holds a Master of Science in Urban Planning from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Macalester College.