About Troy


BIOGRAPHY

Troy Henry was born and raised in the Lower 9th Ward, then Pontchartrain Park, and now lives in New Orleans East.

His family has a long legacy of leadership and improving the quality-of-life in the community. His mother was a school teacher, for 35 years his father owned and operated the Lower Ninth Ward’s only neighborhood pharmacy, and his grandfather, Clarence “Chink” Henry, was President of the Local ILA 3000 Longshoreman’s Union,

Troy graduated from St. Augustine High School, completed undergraduate studies at Stanford University, and then earned dual Master’s degrees at Carnegie-Mellon University.

After spending 20 years as a corporate executive, Troy and his wife moved back to New Orleans with their three kids. Years later, he started his own successful company, Henry Consulting.

Troy has played a leadership role on some of the most important and successful projects in the City of New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina, and he’s also worked effectively with city governments and elected officials throughout his career, including at the state and federal level.

Troy also understands the importance of giving back and being involved in the community. Troy provides scholarships to needy students that want to attend St. Augustine High School, serves on the school’s Board of Directors, and is an active member of several other local organizations.

Troy’s vision is for the City of New Orleans to have more professionalism in City government, greater transparency and accountability, improved streets and infrastructure, less crime and blight, and a strong economy.

POLITICAL
Democrat

EXPERIENCE
20 years of executive management experience at some of the largest U.S. corporations
Former President of United Water, the nation’s largest water and waste-water management company
Led significant recovery efforts in New Orleans including the Unified New Orleans Plan (UNOP), Energy Smart, and the redevelopment of the historic Pontchartrain Park neighborhood
Helped local, minority and women-owned business get over $150 million in contracts since Katrina.

EDUCATION

1984 M.S. Electrical Engineering
Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
M.S. Biomedical Engineering
Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

1982 B.S Electrical/Computer Engineering
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
B.A. African and Afro-American Studies
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

1979 August-December Exchange Student Howard University, Washington, D.C.

1978 St. Augustine High School

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
St. Augustine High School, Chairman of the Board
New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
Louisiana Children’s Museum, Board Member
New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, Board Member