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Ken A. Miller
ExxonMobil Plant Manager

Ken is the Engineering Services Manager for the ExxonMobil facilities in the Baton Rouge area and is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Ken began his career at the Baton Rouge Chemical Plant in 1978 after receiving a B.S degree in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University. From 1978 to 1990, Ken held various positions in Engineering, Operations and Maintenance organizations at the Chemical Plant.

From 1991 to 1997, Ken managed several different companies supporting the refining/petrochemical industries. In late 1997 Ken rejoined ExxonMobil Chemical at the Baytown Olefins Plant as the Engineering Specialist Supervisor.

In January 2000, immediately following the merger, Ken relocated to Beaumont. In 2002 Ken was appointed Beaumont Chemicals Engineering Manager. In late 2005 Ken led the team responsible for synergizing engineering across the Beaumont complex and at the beginning of 2006 assumed the expanded role of Engineering Services Manager supporting Refining and Chemicals operations.

In 2008, Ken returned to Baytown in the Central Project Management Core organization as Area Interface Manager. This assignment was interrupted by an 8 month special assignment as Planning Manager for the reconstruction of the Beaumont Chemical Plant following Hurricane Ike.

In late 2010, Ken returned to Baton Rouge as the Engineering Services Manager. In this role, he supports the four Chemical/Refinery facilities (BRRF, BRCP, BRPO, BRPP).

Ken was born and grew up in South Louisiana. He and his wife Judy have 4 children. Ken is an avid golfer. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Education’s Next Horizon and the Foundation for the EBRSS.

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08/16 - Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference (encore)

What difference has a decade made?

Due to severe flooding in Baton Rouge and the surrounding communities, the recording of “Black & The Blue,” which was to be the August episode of Louisiana Public Square, was cancelled. Instead we will be broadcasting an encore presentation of “Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference.” More information, including broadcast dates and times, is below.

“Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference”
Eleven years ago, Hurricane Katrina swept through Southeast Louisiana, triggering what would become the nation’s costliest disaster. Less than a month later, Hurricane Rita inundated Southwest Louisiana forever altering the landscape. The storms uprooted residents, while the rest of Louisiana and its neighboring states welcomed them with open arms.
What affect did the storms have on economic development along the I-10 corridor? Just over a decade later, how have public services changed? How prepared is Louisiana to handle hurricane evacuees? And how did the hurricanes change the demographics of the state?
This month Louisiana Public Square takes a look at where the state is now on an encore presentation of “Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference” airing Wednesday, August 17 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, August 21 at 11 a.m. on LPB HD.

The panelists are:
· Andy Kopplin, Office of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu
· Paul Rainwater, Rainwater Consulting, LLC
· Stephanie Riegel, Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
· Nihal Shrinath, The Data Center

The program includes interviews with Jason El Koubi, One Acadiana; Chris Guilbeaux, Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP); Kathy Kliebert, Secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals; Allison Plyer, Executive Director of the Data Center; John White, State Superintendent of Education; and Christopher Bohnstengel and “Byrdie” Lane, owners of Byrdie’s Gallery and Café in New Orleans.

LPB CEO, Beth Courtney, and Kim Hunter Reed,Ph.D., who served in the Blanco administration during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, moderate the discussion.
“Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference” will also air in New Orleans, on WLAE. It can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.

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