Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his appointment of Mary Werner to the Louisiana State University (LSU) System Board of Supervisors. Werner is filling the seat vacated by former Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle. She will serve the remainder of his term representing the 3rd Congressional District.

“Mary Werner brings years of experience across multiple sectors to her new role on the LSU Board of Supervisors,” said Gov. Edwards. “Her insight and heart for public service will make her an excellent member of the board and an asset to the LSU community of faculty, administrators alumni and fans.”

Werner, a native of Leesville, Louisiana, is the director and vice president of The North American Land Company, LLC and The Sweet Lake Land & Oil Company, LLC, which are family-owned and operated businesses since the 1800s. Werner has extensive experience in business management and economic development, as well as being highly involved in the community.

Werner has served on the Committee of 100, on the boards of many arts and cultural organizations, and numerous charities and nonprofits, such as: the American Heart Association, Calcasieu area board of the American Cancer Society, the Louisiana Preservation Alliance, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, and the Louisiana Center for Women in Government.

In addition to her business experience and work in nonprofit advocacy, Werner has a passion for education. She has volunteered many years of service in her children’s schools. She served as a trustee, board chair, and Capital and Annual Fund campaign chair for Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School in Lake Charles, Louisiana. She is a trustee of Ascension Episcopal School in Lafayette, Louisiana, where she has served as board vice chair and chair. 

“I’m humbled and excited to accept this appointment by Gov. Edwards to do this important work for Louisiana State University,” said Werner. “I plan to work closely with my fellow board members to benefit the university and all of those involved.”