Officers & Board
NLEP's Board of Directors are chosen by investors and represent the 14 North Louisiana parishes served by NLEP. Our board members come from almost every industry sector and provide guidance and direction to our organization.

NLEP Board of Directors

North Louisiana Economic Partnership (NLEP) is governed by its Board of Directors, who are elected annually by its investors.  Board members then elect officers who work directly with senior staff on high level initiatives.  The board is further broken down into working committees:

Committee
Committe Chair
Finance
Chap Breard, MOEBiz
Program and Oversight
Eric Basinger, CEcD, AEP Swepco
Workforce
Linda Biernacki , Fire Tech Systems
Government Relations
James Moore III, Moore Family Limited Partnership

NLEP encourages an active board culture to enhance participation and involvement in economic development among its investors.  The input and guidance from board members provide invaluable feedback to staff as they perform their daily operations.

NLEP Officers of the Board, 2019-2020

    MIKE CAUSEY

           CHAIR

Hunt, Guillot & Associates

    

ADAM JOHNSTON

      CHAIR-ELECT 

  First Guaranty Bank

  CHAP BREARD

      TREASURER

        MOEbiz
 

      GREG LOTT

         SECRETARY

      Progressive Bank 
 

2019 Board of Directors 

Jerry Allen  
CenturyLink
 
Valarie Jamison
Parish of Caddo
 
Raymond Alley
Walker-Alley & Associates, LLC
 
Bobby Jelks
The Alta and John Franks Foundation
 
Eric Barkley              
CenterPoint Energy
 
Adam Johnston        
First Guaranty Bank
 
Eric Basinger, CEcD 
AEP SWEPCO
 
Kay King     
Morehouse Economic Development Corp
 
Linda Biernacki
Fire Tech Systems, Inc
 
Greg Lott     
Progressive Bank
 
Bruce Blanton           
Webster Parish Police Jury
 
Michael Lowe          
Kean Miller, LLP
 
Chap Breard             
MOEbiz
 
Dr. Chris Maggio
Northwestern State University
 
Christian Burney 
Magee Resource Group, LLC
 
Mayor Jamie Mayo
City of Monroe
 
Mike Causey
Hunt, Guillot & Associates
 
Chancellor Earl Meador
Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College
Sandy Cimino
Community Bank of Louisiana
 
James Moore III
Moore Family Limited Partnership
Charles Coleman
Citizens National Bank
 
Michael Newman   
Newman Marchive Carlisle
Linc Coleman           
U.L. Coleman Companies
 
Jeff Parker  
Origin Bank
Kevin Cook
Enterprise Computing Services
 
John Peak
Hardeman Cordell  
Central Oil & Supply
 
Brandon Fail 
City of Shreveport
Kevin Crosby
Lazenby & Associates, Inc.
 
Rick Ranson              
Cleco Power, LLC
Tony Davis 
City of Natchitoches/Natchitoches Community Alliance
 
Patrick Ramsey
Lincoln Builders 
Amanda Edge          
Entergy Louisiana
 
Reggie Roe  
DeSoto Parish Police Jury
 
Mark Eldredge         
Heard, McElroy & Vestal, LLC
 
Annmarie Sartor     
Drax Biomass
 
Jennifer Elliott
Capital One Bank
 
Chris Shankle           
Argent Financial Group
 
Dr. Rodney Ellis        
Southern University at Shreveport
 
David Smith               
Carter Federal Credit Union
 
Archer Frierson, III
Vintage Realty
 
Lynn Treadway         
Jackson Parish Police Jury
 
James Graham, CEcD            
City of Minden
 
Mayor Ronny Walker            
City of Ruston
 
Tania Hilburn
JPMorgan Chase Bank
 
JoAnn Wheless        
Northwest Louisiana Association of Realtors
 
Clay Hipp
First National Bank
 
Marty Wooldridge  
Ward II Industrial Board
 
Adam Hubble            
Hand Construction, LLC
 
 

Contact Us

North Louisiana Economic Partnership
 
Regions Tower
333 Texas Street, Suite 411
Shreveport, LA 71101
(318)677-2536
 
1900 North 18th Street, Suite 501
Monroe, LA 71201
(318)387-0787