Ernest P. Legier Jr. was appointed by Governor John Bel Edwards to serve as Commissioner of the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control in August of 2020.

Commissioner Legier has worked with ATC since 2016, when he joined the office as supervising attorney. He served later as chief of staff and deputy commissioner. Legier’s private-sector experience includes more than 20 years practicing law and tenures as executive director of Orleans Parish Hospital Service District A and vice president of business development for the American Arbitration Association. He earned a B.A. in political science from the University of New Orleans and a Juris Doctor from Loyola University of New Orleans. He will complete his MBA from UNO in December 2020. Legier is a veteran of the Louisiana Air National Guard.