Risa R. Mueller, PMP

Senior Vice President

With more than 30 years of experience in project management and communications, Risa’s dedication to successful conclusions has served the firm’s clients well. Risa joined the Franklin team in 2006, and currently manages client relations, provides deliverables oversight and facilitates the firm’s communications and project management practices. A native of Terrebonne Parish, she works from the firm’s Baton Rouge office and travels regularly throughout the state and southeast United States.

Her experience includes:

- Program management across a multitude of project spectrums, including FEMA and CDBG-DR funded programs as well as locally and privately funded initiatives
- Program initiation and implementation on federally funded programs
- Facilitator of collaborations across multiple layers of project contractors, including employees, executive management and state leadership on statewide projects such as RESTORE LA’s buyout and resettlement programs, Louisiana Watershed Initiative efforts, major transportation planning and implementation efforts
- Community relations management for private and public clients across the state
- Media relations adviser for clients statewide, including planning firms, engineering firms, petrochemical companies, and numerous non-profit organizations
- Effective management of community outreach and interactive public participation efforts on local, parish and statewide projects
- Policy development and refinement on federally funded programs
- Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and certified Project Management Professional through the Project Management Institute

Risa R. Mueller, PMP