Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) Commissioner, Troy Hebert, has announced that he will be leaving his post at the end of 2015 after serving as the head of the state’s alcohol and tobacco regulatory agency for the past 5 years. Hebert served as a Louisiana State Senator at the time of his appointment by Governor Bobby Jindal to ATC’s top spot in November, 2010.
Since taking control over the troubled agency, Hebert made significant changes and truly ran ATC as a business. During his tenure, Hebert accomplished the following:
• Reduced the number of employees in half;
• Decreased the budget by 30%;
• Increased enforcement on illegal activities by one-thousand percent;
• Cut the number of state vehicles by 44%;
• Returned over 2 million dollars back to the state last year; and
• Reduced the time it takes to get permits from 35 days to 3 days.
“First, I would like to thank Governor Jindal for the confidence he placed in me. After 5 years as Commissioner, I have accomplished my goal of making ATC one of the most efficient, effective, and consumer friendly agencies in the state,” said Hebert. “I look forward to spending quality time with my family and, who knows, I may have one more political race in me,” he added.