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    January 28, 2020

    NLEP Announces New Board of Directors and Officers

    (Left to Right) Mayor O'Landis Millican of Arcadia; Barry Regula, Boomtown Casino & Hotel; Dr. Davy Norris, Louisiana Tech University; Anne Dixon, Anne Dixon Real Estate; Stephen Fortson, Bradley, Murchison, Kelly & Shea; Police Juror Jack Clampit, Ouachita Police Jury; Dr. Rick Bateman, Chancellor, BPCC; Tom Simms, Carr, Riggs, Ingram, LLC; and Ron Bailey, Sam's Town Hotel and Casino. (Not pictured) Jerry Allen, Delta Land and Farm; Jeff Harper, NWPID; Dr. Steen Trawick, CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System

    SHREVEPORT-MONROE, LA — North Louisiana Economic Partnership (NLEP) today announced the newest members of its Board of Directors and Officers. The new board members were elected by more than 200 investors for multi-year terms, and the Board in turn elects four board officers. The 2020 NLEP Board Chair is Adam Johnston, First Guaranty’s Senior Vice President & North Louisiana Regional Manager. Chap Breard, President & CEO of MoeBiz, will serve as Chair-Elect. James Moore of Moore Family Interests, LLC. will serve as Secretary, and Greg Lott, Progressive Bank Executive Vice President, was chosen as NLEP’s Treasurer.  The newest members to join NLEP’s 58-person Board of Directors include:

    Jerry Allen  Delta Land and Farm
    Ron Bailey  Sam's Town Hotel and Casino
    Dr. Rick Bateman, Jr., Chancellor      Bossier Parish Community College
    Jack Clampit, Police Juror Ouachita Parish Police Jury
    Anne Dixon Anne Dixon Real Estate
    Stephen Fortson  Bradley, Murchison, Kelly & Shea
    Jeff Harper  North Webster Parish Industrial District
    Mayor O'Landis Millican  Town of Arcadia
    Dr. Dave Norris  Louisiana Tech University
    Barry Regula  Boomtown Casino & Hotel
    Tom Simms  Carr, Riggs, Ingram, LLC
    Dr. Steen Trawick  CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System

    Adam-Johnston-Headshot-AJJ.jpg“I am honored to be working with such a dedicated group of leaders ,” said Johnston. “Their commitment to promoting economic development for North Louisiana and creating more job opportunities for their communities is inspiring.”

    Board Chair Adam Johnston is a Bossier Parish native and graduated from Millsaps College in Jackson, MS with a Bachelor of Business Administration and LSU Shreveport with an MBA. Johnston has been a banker for 13 years and currently oversees the lending activities for all seven First Guaranty Bank branches in North Louisiana. His many accolades and civic contributions include Past President of the Louisiana Bankers Education Council; Louisiana Bankers Association Leadership School Graduate; Young Professionals Initiative (Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce); recipient of “40 Under 40” honor  (Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce) and 40 Under 40 award from the Independent Community Bankers Association. He is married to Katie Johnston, and they have three children: Adam, Jr., Mary Elizabeth and Wright Johnston.

    About North Louisiana Economic Partnership
    North Louisiana Economic Partnership, an Accredited Economic Development Organization, provides professional economic development services to the 14 parish region of North Louisiana, including lead generation and prospect management. The organization also represents the interests of North Louisiana with a unified voice and as a single point of contact. It acts as a catalyst, a convener, and a connector in the region to ensure that North Louisiana’s economic development potential is realized. Its vision is for North Louisiana to be a thriving region-a destination for high quality talent, innovative companies, and global investment.

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