Brenda Hatfield

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Dr. Brenda Ann Garibaldi Hatfield (born July 26, 1943) is the former Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the City of New Orleans, having served under the administration of former Mayor C. Ray Nagin.

Dr. Brenda Hatfield
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Dr. Brenda Hatfield
Born (1943-07-26)July 26, 1943
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Citizenship American
Occupation Chief Administrative Officer, City of New Orleans
Term July 2005 - May 2010
Predecessor Charles Rice, Esq.
Successor Andy Kopplin
Spouse(s) Charles J. Hatfield, IV
Children Eric Hatfield, Richard Hatfield
Parent(s) William V. Garibaldi, Jr. & Mary Ford Garibaldi

Nagin Administration[edit]

Hatfield was appointed to the position of CAO in July 2005, less than a month before Hurricane Katrina. She has served as a member of the Nagin Administration's executive staff since 2004. Prior to her appointment as CAO, she served as Director of Intergovernmental Relations for the administration.

During the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Hatfield set up base of operation in Baton Rouge for city personnel to begin the operations for emergency relief funding for New Orleans' citizens and city government. Shortly thereafter, Hatfield led a team of personnel to expedite the amendment of the city’s budget to reflect the depleted revenue base.

Since Hurricane Katrina, Hatfield has worked with Mayor Nagin and others to establish the Office of Recovery, and help build an Office of Emergency Preparedness. She worked with the Sanitation Director to remove hurricane debris and provide new garbage collection services to the city. In 2007, she garnered the services of Public Financial Management, Inc. to make wholesale changes to the budget process by Budgeting for Outcomes. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Politics at Loyola University New Orleans.[1]


Hatfield was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to William V. Garibaldi Jr. (a World War II veteran) and Mary Ford Garibaldi. Dr Brenda Hatfield is married to Charles J. Hatfield IV and has two children—Eric Hatfield and Richard Hatfield.


[2] [3]

  1. ^ City of New Orleans office of the Mayor Archived January 4, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Press release from The Southwest Educational Development Laboratory Archived July 11, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Week in Review, New Orleans City Business, 8-1-2005[permanent dead link]

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