BESE Member Biographical Summary


Conrad Appel

Conrad Appel
BESE At-Large Representative

Conrad Appel was elected to the Louisiana Senate in 2008. From 2012 until 2015 Mr. Appel was Chairman of the Senate Committee on Education. He also served on the Finance, Commerce, Retirement, Judiciary A, and Environmental Quality Committees of the Senate.

Prior to his political career, he had served as Chairman of many public and civic organizations, including: Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans; Jefferson Economic Development Commission; Jefferson Business Council; Area Councils of the Chamber, New Orleans and the River Region; Jefferson Council of the Chamber, New Orleans and the River Region; New Orleans Chapter of the Associated General Contractors.

For more than forty years Mr. Appel had been the President of Construction South, Inc., a general construction contractor. Prior to that, he worked at Sharp Electric, Inc as a project engineer and Vice President. He is currently President of Construction Management Services Inc. Mr. Appel is a graduate of Louisiana State University achieving a degree as a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He is married and has two grown children.