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
Adam Jonhston, First Guaranty Bank
Program and Oversight
Eric Basinger, CEcD, AEP Swepco
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



Parish of Caddo




 Hunt, Guillot & Associates






First Guaranty Bank



NLEP President


2018 Board of Directors 

Jerry Allen         
  Dr. Chris Maggio
Northwestern State University 
Eric Basinger, CEcD     
  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      
  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
1900 North 18th Street, Suite 501
Monroe, LA 71201