BRAC Names Director of Business Development
Former oil and gas executive to lead business development for East Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, La. (September 2, 2016) – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today announced that Donnie Miller was named Director of Business Development for East Baton Rouge. In this capacity, Miller will work collaboratively with the City-Parish in pursuit of economic development with the objectives of growing jobs and wealth and promoting economic diversification within the parish.

“We’re delighted to welcome Donnie to BRAC’s very talented economic development team,” said BRAC President and CEO Adam Knapp. “His executive experience in the oil and gas industry will translate well to our work in prospecting and project management. Having worked in state government in Louisiana previously, he possesses unique insight about the state’s economy.”

As Director of Business Development, Miller will work closely with the Mayor-President’s office and the Metro Council, as well as with the staff of Louisiana Economic Development.

Previously, Miller served as Project Manager with TSB Offshore in The Woodlands, Texas, where he planned and executed decommissioning liability assessment and asset retirement obligation projects for oil companies working domestically and internationally. Prior to that, he served as Staff Auditor for the Louisiana Legislative Auditor.

Miller holds a Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana State University and Masters of Science and Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University. He is published in the technical journal of the Authority for Total Cost Management’s, AACE International.

About the Baton Rouge Area Chamber

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) leads economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge Area, working to grow jobs and wealth and to improve the business climate and competitiveness of the region. Today, BRAC investors include more than 1,500 small businesses, mid-sized firms, large industry and entrepreneurial startups, as well as individuals and organizations that support business and economic development. In this capacity, BRAC serves as the voice of the business community, providing knowledge, access, services, and advocacy. More information is available at brac.org.