Scott Hutcheson serves as the Senior Advisor for Cultural Economy to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. In that capacity he works closely with the Mayor to develop policy that creates infrastructure for a strong and vibrant cultural economy. Under Mr. Hutcheson’s leadership, the first Cultural Economy Snapshot, a report on the impact of culture on the New Orleans economy, was developed and is now published annually. This Snapshot serves as a national model for cultural economy development. Mr. Hutcheson was appointed by Lt. Governor Landrieu as the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Cultural Development and served as the State Historic Preservation Officer. As a senior member of the Executive Management Team for the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, Scott led the work of the Division of Historic Preservation, Division of Archaeology, Division of the Arts and the state’s Cultural Economy Initiative. Previously, he served as the founding Executive Director of the Louisiana.