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
Adam Jonhston, First Guaranty Bank
Program and Oversight
Eric Basinger, CEcD, AEP Swepco
Workforce
Greg Lott, Progressive Bank 
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, 2017-2018

VALARIE JAMISON

CHAIR

Parish of Caddo

    

MIKE CAUSEY 

CHAIR-ELECT

 Hunt, Guillot & Associates



CHAP BREARD

SECRETARY

MOEbiz
 

ADAM JOHNSTON

TREASURER

First Guaranty Bank

 



SCOTT MARTINEZ,CEcD

NLEP President

 
 



2018 Board of Directors 

Jerry Allen         
CenturyLink
 
  Dr. Chris Maggio
Northwestern State University 
Eric Basinger, CEcD     
AEP SWEPCO
 
  Jim Malsch 
Enterprise Computing Services, LLC
Linda Biernacki
Fire Tech Systems, Inc
 
  Mayor Jamie Mayo
City of Monroe
Bruce Blanton   
Webster Parish Police Jury
 
  Denny McMullan    
North Webster Parish Industrial District
Chap Breard      
MOEbiz
  Dr. Earl Meador
Northwest Louisiana Technical College 
Mike Causey
Hunt, Guillot & Associates
 
  James Moore III
Moore Family Limited Partnership
Sandy Cimino
Community Bank of Louisiana
 
  Michael Newman   
Newman Marchive Carlisle
Charles Coleman
Citizens National Bank
 
  Jeff Parker  
Origin Bank
Linc Coleman           
U.L. Coleman Companies
 
  John Peak   
Hardeman Cordell  
Central Oil & Supply
 
  Terry Petzold
Magee Resource Group, LLC
Tony Davis
City of Natchitoches/Natchitoches Community Alliance
 
  Rick Ranson      
Cleco Power, LLC
Amanda Edge   
Entergy Louisiana
 
  Knox Ridley
Harbuck & Ridley, LLC
Mark Eldredge 
Heard, McElroy & Vestal, LLC
 
  Reggie Roe  
DeSoto Parish Police Jury
Archer Frierson, III
Vintage Realty 
 
  Logan Schroeder     
Cook, Yancey, King, & Galloway, APLC
James Graham, CEcD            
City of Minden
 
  Chris Shankle           
Argent Financial Group
Jim Hagan          
Balar Associates, Inc
 
  David Smith               
Carter Federal Credit Union
Jeremy Harrell  
Bank of Ruston
 
  Jim Tilley    
CenterPoint Energy
Tania Hilburn
JPMorgan Chase Bank
 
  Keith Todaro            
M.L. Bath Company LTD., INC.
Adam Hubble            
Hand Construction, LLC
 
  Lynn Treadway         
Jackson Parish Police Jury
Valarie Jamison      
Parish of Caddo
 
  Mayor Ollie Tyler    
City of Shreveport
Bobby Jelks
The Alta and John Franks Foundation
 
  Mayor Ronny Walker            
City of Ruston
Adam Johnston
First Guaranty Bank
 
  JoAnn Wheless        
Northwest Louisiana Association of Realtors
Kay King     
Morehouse Economic Development Corp
 
  Clyde White              
Ouachita Independent Bank
Rick Larsen
Capital One Bank
 
  Marty Wooldridge  
Ward II Industrial Board
Greg Lott     
Progressive Bank
 
   
     
     

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