On May 29, 2013, the FBI New Orleans Division welcomed political strategists and Louisiana natives Mary Matalin and James Carville as guest speakers at a New Orleans FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association meeting. Throughout the presentation, Matalin and Carville—who are committed to the revitalization and recovery of New Orleans—emphasized their dedication to working with law enforcement and fighting crime. Matalin is a 2013 graduate of the New Orleans FBI Citizens Academy and she also serves as an active member of the local alumni chapter.