Mitch Landrieu was the 61st Mayor of New Orleans. Under Landrieu's leadership, New Orleans is widely recognized as one of the nation’s great comeback stories. Landrieu was named “Public Official of the Year” by Governing and was voted “top turnaround mayor” in a Politico survey of mayors. He gained national prominence for his decision to take down four Confederate statues in New Orleans, which also earned him the prestigious John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. He is the author of the New York Times best- selling book, In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History. Landrieu recently launched the E Pluribus Unum Fund, a nonprofit that will work to bring people together across the South around the issues of race, equity, economic opportunity and violence. He also serves as a What Works Cities Fellow at Bloomberg Philanthropies and Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics.