Flozell Daniels

CEO and President

Foundation for Louisiana

Flozell Daniels is CEO and President of Foundation for Louisiana (formerly the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation). He is a public policy and community engagement strategist with 20 years of experience in community development, resilience building, legislative strategy and leadership development.  With a focus on building coalitions that increase success in expanding economic opportunity for all, Daniels is accomplished in expanding capacity and outcomes in areas that include community development finance, criminal justice reform, coastal/environmental policy, transit equity, and asset development.  Additionally, Daniels experience in equitable disaster recovery has led him to be invited to speak at conferences across the continental United States, Hawaii, and Japan. Under Daniels leadership more than $50 million of award-winning community investment strategies while at the Foundation.

Daniels is a 2013 graduate of University of Oxford Saïd Business School’s Impact Investing Programme, 2011 Fellow of the Opportunity Agenda Communications Institute, a life Fellow of the Louisiana Effective Leadership Program, an alumnus of Leadership Louisiana and a graduate of the Metropolitan Leadership Forum. Flozell earned an MBA from the A.B. Freeman School of Tulane University and a bachelor's in biological sciences from the University of New Orleans.  A New Orleans native who was raised in the Freret neighborhood, Flozell is a committed father of two and practices a self-care regimen of enjoying second lines, festivals, and other celebrations of Louisiana’s amazing culture.