Iam C. Tucker pursues her passion for her community as the president and CEO of Integrated Logistical Support, Inc., an engineering company that specializes in sewer, water, street and drainage design projects, and program and construction management. ILSI Engineering has worked on a number of major projects throughout the city.
A former police officer, Tucker, who always knew she would ultimately join the family business, has been the CEO of ILSI for more than nine years and does not plan on slowing down.
Founded almost 20 years ago by Tucker’s father, Robert Tucker, the certified civil engineering firm provides quality services at competitive rates.
Today, ILSI is 100-percent women and minority owned and staffed. As a Black, female business owner, Tucker says she wants to inspire her staff while challenging herself. She handles responsibilities daily at both office locations in New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
Since Tucker has been at the helm, the firm successfully designed electrical and drainage installments at the Louis Armstrong International Airport, the Smoothie King Center and the the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. ILSI also appoints project management for full service follow-ups for the best customer satisfaction.
ILSI provides subcontracting opportunities to other minority-owned businesses, helping to create more jobs throughout the community, she says, adding “we exhibit the change we want to see in the world.”
Tucker bought the company from her father in 2008 and has earned a number of achievements for herself and the company with 62 contract awards and still counting.
In her free time, Tucker—following in the footsteps of her community leader and civil rights activist father—is a zealous advocate for the city of New Orleans and its multicultural community. She is an active member of the non-partisan advocacy group, the African American Women of Purpose and Power.
Along with hiring more staff locally and building the company brand, Tucker’s proudest achievement was winning the DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) award of the year in 2015.
Among the many accolades she has received, Essence Magazine included Tucker in the “10 Things We’re Talking About” article in their August 2015 issue. This was the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina special edition where Essence named her “The Fixer” for the firm’s work to revive New Orleans.
For more information on ILSI, Inc., call 504-523-1619 or visit www.ilsiengineering.com.