W. Beau Black is currently the principal Security Advisor and Corporate Security Focal Point for Government Agency and Trade Associations on Security Regulations for Shell Oil Company and is based in New Orleans. Beau was also elected to the Plaquemines Parish Council as the representative for District 2 in November of 2014 and currently holds that seat as well as Chairman of the Council. He also serves as a commissioner of the Plaquemines Parish Port Harbor and Terminal District and was its Chairman from 2016-2018. Beau holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Loyola University New Orleans and a Master’s degree in Military Operational Art and Science from the Air Force Air Command and Staff College. He was previously a career member of the United States Foreign Service at the Department of State, where he served in multiple roles in Washington DC, San Francisco, New Orleans, U.S. Embassy Beijing, China, U.S. Consulate Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and U.S. Embassy Suva, Fiji, where he also served as the interim Deputy Chief of Mission. Beau resides in Belle Chasse and is the proud father of beautiful twin girls.