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:

Committee Committe Chair
Finance Steve Roop, JPMorgan Chase
Program and Oversight Eric Basinger, CEcD, AEP Swepco
Workforce Price Barker, Kean Miller LLP
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
Price Barker      
Kean Miller, LLP
  Mayor Jamie Mayo
City of Monroe
Eric Basinger,CEcD     
  Denny McMullan    
North Webster Parish Industrial District
Kenneth Beauvais          
Hardware Distribution Warehouses, Inc.
  James Moore III
Moore Family Limited Partnership
Bruce Blanton  
Webster Parish Police Jury
  Michael Newman   
Newman Marchive Carlisle
Thomas Boggs  
Citizens National Bank
  Jeff Parker  
Origin Bank
Chap Breard      
  John Peak   
William Broyles
The Broyles Group
  Todd Perry 
PPM Consultants Inc.
Mike Causey     
Hunt, Guillot & Associates
  Rick Ranson              
Cleco Power LLC
Linc Coleman    
U.L. Coleman Companies
  Knox Ridley
Harbuck & Ridley, LLC
Sidney Cook      
Cook, Yancey, King, & Galloway
  Reggie Roe 
DeSoto Parish Police Jury
Hardeman Cordell          
Central Oil & Supply
  Steve Roop
JPMorgan Chase Bank
Brian Cowan     
Bradley, Murchison, Kelly & Shea
  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
  Mike Wolff
City of Natchitoches/Natchitoches Community Alliance
Greg Lott    
Progressive Bank
  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