State Department of Natural Resources Secretary Scott Angelle resigned Wednesday without giving a reason for his departure from state government.
Angelle often is mentioned as a possible candidate for the Public Service Commission.
Taking Angelle’s place at DNR is Stephen Chustz, assistant secretary of the Office of Coastal Management.
Gov. Bobby Jindal praised Angelle’s service in a prepared statement.
“Scott has worn a lot of different hats for our administration and been a warrior for the people of Louisiana. He has helped shepherd critical reforms through the Legislature, including landmark education and pension laws,” the governor said.