BATON ROUGE, LA – Today, State Treasurer Ron Henson announced three new staff appointments in his administration. The appointments include:
Thomas Enright, Jr. – First Assistant State Treasurer
Lynnel Ruckert – Assistant Treasurer
Sarah Mulhearn – Communications Director
Thomas Enright, Jr. – First Assistant State Treasurer
Thomas is a 20-year state government veteran who was appointed as the Treasury’s First Assistant State Treasurer after serving at the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs and for three years as Executive Counsel to former Gov. Bobby Jindal. He previously served as Executive Counsel of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and as Deputy Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs. Thomas also served in the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office as an Assistant Attorney General where he enforced the terms of the Master Settlement Agreement against the major tobacco manufacturers and was designated as the primary attorney in charge of the Attorney General’s Veterans Rights Section.
After serving his country in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1987-1991, Thomas graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and finished Louisiana State University Law School in 1997. In 2009, he retired from the Army Reserve at the rank of Major with 22 years of military service. He has three children aged 17, 15 and 10 and is married to Virginia Middleton Enright, of Baton Rouge.
Lynnel Ruckert – Assistant Treasurer
Lynnel spent 15 years in Washington D.C. working on Capitol Hill for Louisiana Members of Congress – most recently as Chief of Staff for Majority Whip Steve Scalise. She served as Scalise’s chief since his election in 2008 and managed his campaign for Whip, Republican Study Chair, and for his seat on the Energy and Commerce Committee. Lynnel also worked for former Gov. Bobby Jindal and former U.S. Sen. David Vitter when they served in the House of Representatives and for former Rep. Billy Tauzin when he was Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Lynnel has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Louisiana in Monroe. She and her husband Kyle moved to Baton Rouge in 2016 with their two children Jack and Mary Kyle. She is a member of the 2017 Baton Rouge Chamber Leadership class, is a Girl Scout Troop Leader, and serves on the St. Aloysius Church Fair Committee.
Sarah Mulhearn – Communications Director
Sarah is a 16-year state government veteran who has spent most of her career as Press Secretary for the Louisiana State Treasurer’s Office. She has also held various communication and outreach positions at the Louisiana Department of Education, Louisiana Housing Corporation and Louisiana Workforce Commission.
Sarah holds a Master’s degree in Mass Communication (Corporate and Governmental Communication) from Louisiana State University, a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication from Louisiana Tech University and has studied British Political Communication in London. She is the marketing chair for the St. Jude Baton Rouge 2017 walk/run, has served on the Louisiana Women’s Policy and Research Commission, and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Baton Rouge. She lives in Brusly with her husband Patrick and two boys Jack and Owen.
The appointments announced today round out the Treasury team following U.S. Sen. John Kennedy’s election to the Senate. Other Treasury appointees remaining on board include Chief Investments Officer John Broussard, State Bond Commission Director Lela Folse, Deputy State Treasurer Renee Roberie, and Confidential Assistant Desie Thymes Mack.

Contact:
Sarah Mulhearn
(225) 342-0012
smulhearn@treasury.state.la.us