Commissioner Broussard of Louisiana joined the Commission in 2008 as an attorney in the Enforcement Division of the Office of General Counsel. In 2015, she was assigned on detail as Counsel for Commissioner Steven T. Walther, advising the Commissioner during his tenure as Chair in 2017 and continuing in that role until her own appointment as Commissioner. Commissioner Broussard previously was an Attorney Advisor at the Internal Revenue Service, Office of Professional Responsibility, and Deputy Disciplinary Counsel at the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board. She also worked as a New Orleans Assistant District Attorney, and was appointed in that role to the Violent Offenders Strike Force.
An active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Commissioner Broussard has focused on making a positive impact on the Northern Virginia community. Commissioner Broussard served as the Second Vice President of the Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter of the sorority, Chair of its Health Committee, and Co-Chair of its Risk Management Committee. From 2015-2018, Commissioner Broussard led Project Esther, the chapter’s signature community service event dedicated to empowering women and children on their pathways out of homelessness, domestic violence, and sexual assault.
Commissioner Broussard is a proud alumna of two historically black universities (HBCUs), earning her B.A. from Dillard University and her J.D. cum laude from Southern University Law Center. She is the recipient of the NAACP 2015 Juneteenth Celebration Trailblazer Award for Terrebonne Parish in recognition of her achievement as the first African American attorney from Gibson, LA.
Statements and opinions
- Welcoming Remarks of Chair Shana M. Broussard, January 14, 2021 Open Meeting