​Julia Fisher-Cormier​


Commissioner, Office of Multimodal Commerce

Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development​

Julia Fisher-Cormier, a third generation St. Charles Parish native, was appointed by Governor Landry to serve as Commissioner of the Office of Multimodal Commerce in March, 2024.  The Office of Multimodal Commerce was created in 2016 within LADOTD to enhance the state’s strength in multimodal transportation, encompassing ports and waterway, rail, aviation and commercial trucking programs. 

Prior to her role as Commissioner, Julia served as the Chief Commercial Officer at Louisiana’s largest tonnage port, the Port of South Louisiana, whose jurisdiction spans through St. Charles, St. the Baptist and St. James Parishes along a 54 mile stretch along the Mississippi River.  Julia’s successes at the Port of South Louisiana included a first-to-market, green recycling facility, the expansion and retention of several anchor tenants and supporting growth at Port of South Louisiana’s Globalplex Intermodal Facility that had not been seen in 20 years.  Julia role as a results-driven go-getter significantly contributed to reversing a decade long trend of lost tonnage to back-to back years of growth at the Port of South Louisiana. Before joining Port of South Louisiana, she spent 12 years as a property and casualty insurance agent with Brown & Brown Insurance in New Orleans and Riverlands Insurance Services Inc. in Luling.

Julia comes from a family with a passion for public service. She served as Councilwoman for District VII in St. Charles Parish from 2012-2024. During her time on the Council, Julia gained insight on Public Private Partnerships, which she applied not only in her council role, but also at the Port of South Louisiana, which fostered economic growth in her region.  Julia was an effective leader on the council, spanning through three administrations and serving with over 20 council colleagues.  During this time, Julia served as Council Chair twice, Executive Board Member for the Police Jury Association, Vice Chair of Public Safety and Justice Committee for the National Association of County Officials, Regional Planning Commission Board Member, Chair Hurricane Protection Projects Committee, Chairman of PJAL Wildlife and Fisheries Committee, St. Charles Housing authority Ex-Officio, South Central Planning and Development Board Member, and a member of the American Association of Port Authorities.

Julia has been engaged with a number of civic organizations.  Julia previously served as the President of the United Way of St. Charles for two consecutive years and Secretary Treasurer/Chair Finance Committee.  She’s a member of Ducks Unlimited and CCA River Chapter. 

Julia is a graduate of Hahnville High School and furthered her education at the University of New Orleans. Julia invests in continuing to sharpen her skills. In recent years, Julia has completed Certified  Louisiana Economic Developer curriculum, Leadership River Region  and NACo Professional Development Leadership Academy.