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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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    Courtney Baker
    Director of Development
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    Lauren Chauvin
    Director of Civil Justice
    Director of Energy
    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
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    Bo Staples
    Director of Political Action Committees
    Director of Governmental Reform
    Director of Technology
    Director of Small Business


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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 Hernandez
    Political Operations Manager
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    Natalie Rabb
    Communications Coordinator & Graphic Designer


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    Andre Forbes
    IT Director
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    Tabitha Guidry
    Office Manager
    Assistant Director of Financial Operations
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    Elena Lacour
    Membership Director
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    Sheila Saniford
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    Claire Shirley
    Executive Assistant to Stephen Waguespack
    Special Projects Manager
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    Kelsey Talbot
    Director of Financial Operations