Councils

BRAC investors are encouraged to join councils to help drive BRAC’s work in the nine-parish Capital Region. To view upcoming council meetings and sign up to attend, visit the upcoming events page.

Advocacy Council

Provides insight on and supports efforts to advance initiatives and public policies that improve the region’s economic competitiveness. The Legislative Council serves as a subpanel that seeks the same at the Legislature.

  • Focus Areas

    Transportation infrastructure, educational reforms, beautification and quality of place policies, economic development incentives, issues impacting economic competitiveness across the region

  • Meeting

    Held quarterly as a full council, and weekly as a Legislative Council during session

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    Staff Liason

    David Zoller
    Manager of Governmental Affairs

  • Chair

    Erin Monroe Wesley
    Cox Communications

Business Development Advisory Council*

Acts as an advisory body to the Business Development team, reviewing and offering constructive feedback concerning BD work plans, programs, and initiatives. *Limited access or based on investment.

  • Focus Areas

    Growing the region's emerging industry sectors of life sciences, software, transitional energy, and water.

  • Meeting

    Held on a monthly basis

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    Staff Liason

    Russell Richardson
    Senior V.P. of Business Development
     

  • Chair

    Flynn Foster
    Guaranty Broadcasting Co.

Diversity & Inclusion Council

Promotes broader dialogue on the importance of diversity in the workplace and pushes for a more inclusive economy that benefits all. Learn more about BRAC's diversity and inclusion work here.

  • Focus Areas

    TruFund revolving loan fund, Baton Rouge Procurement Opportunity Partnership, minority business accelerator, annual Diversity in Business Event, Diversity Star Award

  • Meeting

    Held on a quarterly basis

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    Staff Liason

    Darrell L. Johnson, Jr.
    Manager of Diversity & Inclusion Programs

  • Chair

    Jerry Lebold
    BASF Corporation

Quality of Place Council

Works to enhance attractiveness of the region with improved public amenities and the visual aesthetics of our shared spaces.

  • Focus Areas

    Litter and blight abatement, code enforcement, smart growth development, beautification of key corridors

  • Meeting

    Held on a bi-monthly basis

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    Staff Liason

    Caila Miceli
    Policy and Research Project Manager

  • Chair

    Klein Kirby
    A. Wilbert's Sons, LLC

SOUTHEAST SUPER REGION COMMITTEE*

The Southeast Louisiana Super Region – or SoLA – unites the New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Bayou regions to collaboratively identify and promote initiatives that foster a thriving economic climate for all three regions. *Limited access or based on investment.

  • Focus Areas

    Transportation and infrastructure, Louisiana Branding, Bioscience and Healthcare, Water Sector Recruitment

  • Meeting

    Held on a bi-monthly basis

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    Staff Liason

    Adam Knapp
    President & CEO
     

  • Chair

    CJ Blanche

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Michelle Mahaffey LeJeune

DIRECTOR OF INVESTOR DEVELOPMENT
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