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
Steve Roop, JPMorgan Chase
Program and Oversight
Eric Basinger, CEcD, AEP Swepco
Greg Lott, Progressive Bank 
Government Relations
James Moore III, Moore Family Limited Partnership
Capital Development
Chap Breard, MoeBiz
Chris Shankle, Argent Financial Group

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 

Mike Causey 


Hunt, Guillot & Associates



JP Morgan Chase



NLEP President


2017 Board of Directors 

Jerry Allen         
  Jim Malsch 
Enterprise Computing Services, LLC
Eric Basinger, CEcD     
  Mayor Jamie Mayo
City of Monroe
Kenneth Beauvais          
Hardware Distribution Warehouses, Inc.
  Denny McMullan    
North Webster Parish Industrial District
Bruce Blanton   
Webster Parish Police Jury
  James Moore III
Moore Family Limited Partnership
Thomas Boggs   
Citizens National Bank
  Michael Newman   
Newman Marchive Carlisle
Chap Breard      
  Jeff Parker  
Origin Bank
William Broyles
The Broyles Group
  John Peak   
Mike Causey     
Hunt, Guillot & Associates
  Todd Perry 
PPM Consultants Inc.
Linc Coleman    
U.L. Coleman Companies
  Rick Ranson              
Cleco Power LLC
Sidney Cook      
Cook, Yancey, King, & Galloway
  Knox Ridley
Harbuck & Ridley, LLC
Hardeman Cordell          
Central Oil & Supply
  Reggie Roe 
DeSoto Parish Police Jury
Brian Cowan     
Bradley, Murchison, Kelly & Shea
  Steve Roop
JPMorgan Chase Bank
Tony Davis
City of Natchitoches/Natchitoches Community Alliance
  Chris Shankle           
Argent Financial Group
Amanda Edge   
Entergy Louisiana
  David Smith               
Carter Federal Credit Union
Mark Eldredge 
Heard, McElroy & Vestal, LLC
  Mayor Eugene Smith            
Town of Arcadia
James Graham, CEcD    
City of Minden
  Jeffrey Thomas         
Strategic Action Council
Valarie Gunn    
Parish of Caddo
  Jim Tilley    
CenterPoint Energy
 Jim Hagan          
Balar Associates, Inc
  Keith Todaro            
M.L. Bath Company LTD., INC.
Jeremy Harrell  
Bank of Ruston
  Lynn Treadway         
Jackson Parish Police Jury
Adam Hubble    
Hand Construction, LLC
  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
  Tony Davis
City of Natchitoches/Natchitoches Community Alliance
Greg Lott     
Progressive Bank
  Marty Wooldridge  
Ward II Industrial Board
Michael Lowe
Kean Miller LLP

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