The Caddo Parish Commission has promoted Erica Bryant from assistant parish administrator to Parish Administrator and CEO.
“We are pleased to announce Erica Bryant as the next parish administrator,” Caddo Commission President Roy Burrell said of the announcement that came at the April 20 regular meeting. “Mrs. Bryant brings a wealth of experience to the position and has a proven track record of working alongside parish staff and the Caddo Parish Commission to ensure that parish resources are best being used to serve the citizens and employees of Caddo Parish.”
Bryant succeeds Woodrow Wilson, who announced his retirement earlier this month after 21 years of service to the parish.
“I am extremely pleased to have a member of the existing Caddo Parish team to transition into the position of parish administrator,” said Wilson.
Bryant, the first Black woman to hold the position, has over 29 years of experience in finance, accounting and governmental operations. She began her career with Caddo Parish as the assistant director of finance in 1997 and has served as director of finance and director of finance and human resources before becoming assistant parish administrator.
“I am deeply honored and excited to serve the citizens of Caddo Parish in this new capacity,” said Bryant, who will take over as parish administrator and CEO on July 15. “I appreciate the Caddo Parish Commission for entrusting me with the opportunity to lead Caddo Parish in this next chapter.”
She has assisted with numerous parish initiatives, including the achievement of the commission’s triple A (AAA) bond rating, passage of a bond initiative to renovate the Walter B. Jacobs Nature Park, rededication of property taxes to address funding deficit in Juvenile Services, consistent fiscal management, successful passage of property tax renewals, increased fund balance levels, and the realignment of some parish departments to increase efficiency and accuracy of departmental operations.