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:

Committe Chair
Chap Breard, MOEBiz
Program and Oversight
Eric Basinger, CEcD, AEP Swepco
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



Hunt, Guillot & Associates




First Guaranty Bank






Progressive Bank 

2019 Board of Directors 

Jerry Allen  

Raymond Alley
Walker-Alley & Associates, LLC

Eric Barkley              
CenterPoint Energy

Eric Basinger, CEcD 

Linda Biernacki
Fire Tech Systems, Inc

Bruce Blanton          
Webster Parish Police Jury

Chap Breard             

Christian Burney
Magee Resource Group, LLC

Mike Causey
Hunt, Guillot & Associates

Sandy Cimino
Community Bank of Louisiana

Charles Coleman
Citizens National Bank

Linc Coleman           
U.L. Coleman Companies

Kevin Cook
Enterprise Computing Services

Hardeman Cordell  
Central Oil & Supply
Kevin Crosby
Lazenby & Associates, Inc.

Tony Davis
City of Natchitoches/Natchitoches Community

Amanda Edge          
Entergy Louisiana

Mark Eldredge         
Heard, McElroy & Vestal, LLC

Jennifer Elliott
Capital One Bank

Dr. Rodney Ellis       
Southern University at Shreveport

Archer Frierson, III
Vintage Realty

James Graham, CEcD            
City of Minden

Tania Hilburn
JPMorgan Chase Bank

Clay Hipp
First National Bank

Adam Hubble           
Hand Construction, LLC

Valarie Jamison       
Parish of Caddo

Bobby Jelks
The Alta and John Franks Foundation

Adam Johnston        
First Guaranty Bank

Kay King     
Morehouse Economic Development Corp

Victoria Lemane
International Paper- Red River Mill

Greg Lott    
Progressive Bank

Michael Lowe          
Kean Miller, LLP

Dr. Chris Maggio
Northwestern State University

Mayor Jamie Mayo
City of Monroe

Denny McMullan    
North Webster Parish Industrial District

Dr. Earl Meador
Northwest Louisiana Technical College

James Moore III
Moore Family Limited Partnership

Michael Newman   
Newman Marchive Carlisle

Jeff Parker  
Origin Bank

John Peak  
Mayor Adrian Perkins
City of Shreveport

Rick Ranson              
Cleco Power, LLC

Reggie Roe 
DeSoto Parish Police Jury

Annmarie Sartor     
Drax Biomass

Logan Schroeder     
Cook, Yancey, King, & Galloway, APLC

Chris Shankle           
Argent Financial Group

David Smith              
Carter Federal Credit Union

Keith Todaro            
M.L. Bath Company LTD., INC.

Lynn Treadway        
Jackson Parish Police Jury

Mayor Ronny Walker            
City of Ruston

JoAnn Wheless        
Northwest Louisiana Association of Realtors

Marty Wooldridge  
Ward II Industrial Board

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