Marjorie Esman, who has served as Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Louisiana
since September 2007, will be retiring at the end of the month, the organization announced.
Esman, a graduate of Tulane Law School, was a member of the ACLU of Louisiana board of directors from 1995 and the ACLU National Board from 1997.
In a statement, Esman said, “In the past 10 years we’ve accomplished a great deal, in legislative, litigation, and public education efforts that span the range of criminal justice reform, LGBT equality, rights of the incarcerated, and expanding First Amendment protections for the people of Louisiana. After 10 years at the helm, it’s time to turn the work over to new leadership that can steer this organization to even greater heights."
No successor has been named.