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    August 11, 2015

    NLEP Hires Two New Economic Developers

    North Louisiana Economic Partnership (NLEP) announces the hiring of two economic developers to be based in Monroe and in Shreveport.  Alberta Brown Green will join NLEP as the Director of Information Technology Initiatives, based in the NLEP Monroe office effective August 24, 2015.  Zazell Dudley will join NLEP as the Director of Business Development, based in the Shreveport Office effective September 1, 2015.

    “I am proud to add two such highly qualified members to our team. Each brings unique qualifications and career experiences.  Green will focus on enhancing our technology business recruitment and expansion efforts, working with companies like CenturyLink and IBM.  Dudley will partner with Caddo Parish to enhance our business recruitment and site development efforts there,” said Scott Martinez, CEcD, NLEP President.

    alberta-headshot.jpgAlberta Green joins NLEP after working at CenturyLink where she served most recently as a Sourcing Recruiter, a Lead Organizational Effectiveness Consultant and a Leadership Development Consultant.  Prior to joining CenturyLink, Green worked at the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) for more than four years in various roles, including as the Director of ULM’s Career Connections and as a career counselor.  She earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree - both from ULM.  Alberta is very involved in the community, serving on numerous boards including the Board of Directors of University Health Conway.  She was also featured recently as the “Top 20 under 40” recipient for Northeast Louisiana.  

    “I am excited to be joining the NLEP team! My experience over the past  15 years working in different career fields and with people from diverse backgrounds and company cultures gave me broad based experience in the business world and in the community,” said Green. “I have played a vital role in promoting the growth and success of the companies where I have worked having created and revamped programs, managed large company-wide projects and built lasting relationships with companies and community organizations. These experiences have positioned and prepared me to be a part of this great, fast-past organization, NLEP.”
     
    ZDudley2.JPGFor the past 17 years, Zazell Dudley was the Chief Executive Officer of Dudley Worldwide, a Shreveport-based medical and facilities maintenance distribution and professional services company. Dudley also worked for four years as the Managing Director of Kennedy Wilson in Beverly Hills, CA, responsible for a $40 million equity and real estate fund.  Her professional career spans 30 years and includes working as the Procurement Manager for Corning, Inc. in Corning, NY, as the Strategic Sourcing Specialist in Corporate Purchasing for Mobil Corporation in numerous locations; and as a Design and Quality Assurance Engineer with LTV Missiles & Electronics (now Lockheed) in Grand Prairie, TX.

    Dudley earned a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana Tech University and a Master of Business Administration from Dallas Baptist University.  She is a Shreveport native and received numerous honors as an entrepreneur, including “Top Ten Small Business of the Year” in 2002 from the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, “Emerging Company of the Year” in 2000 from The Minority Business Council, Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, and “Female Company of the Year” in 1999 from the Shreveport Bossier African American Chamber of Commerce. 
    “I am very excited to use my diverse experience in business, finance, real estate, and engineering to promote economic development in North Louisiana. I look forward to leveraging relationships that I cultivated during my professional career across the county for the purpose of furthering the development and growth in our region,” said Dudley.

    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.
NLEP Events
  • February 6, 2018

    NLEP's Top Event>>

    Billed as a Celebration of Economic Development, the Top Event features respected site selector, Del Boyette, President & CEO of Boyette Strategic Advisors, who will discuss economic development trends that impact North Louisiana. The Top Event will be held February 6th at Sam's Town Hotel, Shreveport, LA starting at 5:30pm with a Reception followed by the Dinner and Program at 6:30pm. NLEP's Annual Meeting is considered the largest economic development event in North Louisiana, attracting 500 attendees last year.  The Top Event will also honor NLEP's Top Award Winnners. Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, CenturyLink.





     

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