Erich Caulfield helps government function better for the people of New Orleans. The Baton Rouge native has an extensive resume of leadership positions, including serving as chief policy advisor to former Newark, New Jersey mayor Cory Booker. Soon after, President Barack Obama appointed Caulfield a White House Fellow, and he worked at the White House Domestic Policy Council. When Caulfield had a chance to return home to Louisiana, however, he jumped at it. He was selected to be the New Orleans Community Solutions Team Lead for the White House Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Initiative. Working closely with Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s senior staff, Caulfield helped implement federal programs, and his team ultimately helped create dozens of new construction jobs, cut the number of patients waiting to get psychiatric care in emergency rooms by 25 percent and helped nearly 70 homeless residents find housing. Read more on Gambit.
Caulfield named one of Gambit’s 40 under 40
November 14, 2014