R. King Milling is a staunch advocate for restoration of gulf coast wetlands. Long before hurricane Katrina propelled the issue into the nation’s headlines, Milling was championing the protection of the marshes and estuaries along Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama – an area known as America’s Energy Coast.
Milling’s leadership coastal protection efforts have been invaluable. As the Chairman of Governor Jindal’s Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection and Restoration and Chairman of the Board for the America’s WETLAND Foundation he has lead the charge for a sustainable Gulf Coast. Mr. Milling, through his leadership of the America’s WETLAND Foundation and its initiatives, has been raising awareness about how America’s Energy Coast is critical to the nation’s energy and economic security.
A resident of New Orleans, he also is a respected leader the Louisiana business community. He is formerly the Vice Chairman of the Whitney Holding Corporation and the Whitney National Bank. Prior to joining Whitney in 1984 he was a partner in the firm of Milling, Benson, Woodward, Hillyer, Pierson, & Miller. He is also a civic leader, serving on many boards including the LSU Health Sciences Center, Dillard University, Greater New Orleans Education Foundation, the Tulane Law School Dean’s Advisory Board, and the New Orleans Center For Creative Arts Institute.
Mr. Milling was recently awarded the prestigious Times Picayune’s Loving Cup and the National Wildlife’s Federation – Conservationist of the Year.