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Staff

LABI is pleased to have an excellent team of experienced policy experts and staff who work diligently to advance our mission of providing a voice on behalf of the business community of Louisiana. We invite you to learn more about our dedicated team.

Stephen Waguespack

  • President & CEO
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Policy

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    Lauren Hadden
    Director of Civil Justice, Energy & Environmental Quality Councils
    Director of Judicial Program
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    Lauren Gleason
    Director of Health Care
    Director of Education and Workforce Development
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    Jim Patterson
    Vice President of Government Relations
    Director of Taxation and Finance
    Director of Employee Relations
    Director of Trade, Transportation & Tourism
    Executive Director of Louisiana Right-to-Work Committee

Communications

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    Marie DesOrmeaux Centanni
    Director of Free Enterprise Institute
    Director of Public Affairs
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    Ashley Gordon
    Vice President of Marketing & Strategic Communications
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    Mary Beth Hughes
    Communications Manager
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    Mariah M. Hernandez
    Political Operations Manager

Staff

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    Wanda Allphin
    Chief Financial Officer
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    Andre Forbes
    IT Director
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    Tabitha Guidry
    Director of Financial Operations Office Manager
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    Abigail Holden
    Legislative Assistant
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    Elena Lacour
    Membership Director
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    Austin Lewis
    PAC Representative
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    Sheila Saniford
    Receptionist
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    Claire Shirley
    Executive Assistant to Stephen Waguespack
    Special Projects Manager