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

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. 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. Board members are further broken down into working committees. 

2021 Board Officers 


Progressive Bank 

    Moore Family Interests
Eric Basinger, CEcD

NLEP Executive Committee

Chap Breard MOEbiz
Greg Lott
Progressive Bank
James Moore III More Family Interests 
Eric Basinger,CEcD AEP SWEPCO
 Chancellor Earl Meador, J.D. Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College 
Adam Johnston First Guaranty Bank 

Board Members 2021-2022

Jerry Allen  
Delta Land and Farm
Greg Lott     
Progressive Bank
Raymond Alley
Walker-Alley & Associates, LLC
Michael Lowe          
Kean Miller, LLP
Eric Basinger, CEcD 
Dr. Chris Maggio
Chancellor, Northwestern State University
Dr. Rick Bateman, Jr.
Chancellor, Bossier Parish Community College
Chancellor Earl Meador, J.D.
Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College
Linda Biernacki
Fire Tech Systems, Inc

Kyle McInnis
Ander Feazel Management 

Bruce Blanton           
Webster Parish Police Jury
Mayor O'Landis Millican
Town of Arcadia
Chap Breard             
James Moore III
Moore Family Interests

Lloyd Brown
Kinsey Interests
Dr. Dave Norris
Louisiana Tech University
Christian Burney 
Magee Resource Group, LLC

Jeff Parker  
Origin Bank
Mike Causey
Hunt, Guillot & Associates
Patrick Ramsey
Lincoln Builders
Jack Clampit
Ouachita Parish Police Jury
Rick Ranson              
Cleco Power, LLC
Charles Coleman
Citizens National Bank
Barry Regula
Boomtown Casino & Hotel
Kevin Cook
Enterprise Computing Services
Reggie Roe  
DeSoto Parish Police Jury
Hardeman Cordell  
Central Oil & Supply

Jackie Richmond
Centerpoint Energy 

Kevin Crosby
Lazenby & Associates, Inc.
Chris Shankle           
Argent Financial Group
Anne Dixon
Anne Dixon Real Estate
Tom Simms
Carr, Riggs, Ingram, LLC
Amanda Edge          
Entergy Louisiana
Trey Smith
Ivan Smith Furniture 

Mark Eldredge         
Heard, McElroy & Vestal, LLC
Dr. Steen Trawick
CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System
Mayor Friday Ellis
City of Monroe 

Graham Walker

Dr. Rodney Ellis, Chancellor        
Southern University at Shreveport

Mayor Ronny Walker            
City of Ruston

Stephen Fortson     
Bradley, Murchison, Kelly & Shea
Aphriekah Duhaney-West
Oschner LSU Health System 
Archer Frierson
Vintage Realty
JoAnn Wheless        
Northwest Louisiana Association of Realtors
Jeff Harper
North Webster Parish Industrial District
Tania Hilburn
JPMorgan Chase Bank

Clay Hipp
First National Bank
Valarie Jamison
Parish of Caddo
Bobby Jelks
The Alta and John Franks Foundation
Kay King     
Morehouse Economic Development Corp

Contact Us

North Louisiana Economic Partnership
Regions Tower
333 Texas Street, Suite 411
Shreveport, LA 71101
1900 North 18th Street, Suite 501
Monroe, LA 71201