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Will Green Named LABI’s President and CEO

September 26, 2023

Baton Rouge, LA (September 26, 2023) – After a months-long nationwide search, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) is pleased to announce that Will Green has been named LABI President and CEO. Since 2016, Green has served as the President and CEO of the Louisiana Automobile Dealers Association, the full-service trade association for the roughly 350 new motor vehicle car and heavy truck dealers in Louisiana.

“Will represents the best of a new generation of leadership at a time when their involvement has never been more essential,” said Jude Melville, LABI Board Chair and CEO of b1BANK.  “As our state’s primary advocate for the uplifting power of free enterprise, LABI has been a decades-long force for good—this choice ensures we can continue to positively impact the lives of Louisianans for years to come.”

“I’m honored by the confidence LABI’s officers have in my ability to lead this organization,” said Green. “LABI is a powerful voice for the Louisiana business community, and I am committed to honoring its past while focusing on its future. Our state is at a pivotal point in its history, and LABI is ready to advance the positive policies Louisiana desperately needs. I’m ready to get to work.”

As the voice of Louisiana’s business owners, large and small, LABI serves its broad membership by working toward the singular goal of fostering a climate for economic growth through consistently championing the principles of the free enterprise system. LABI sets the standard for advocacy, providing policymakers with the information and perspective necessary to advance sound public policy that supports strong economic growth. LABI is proud to be Louisiana’s official state chapter for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers. Representing more than 2,000 Louisiana employers, it is the only association that represents businesses of all sizes from a statewide, multi-industry perspective.

For LABI–related inquiries please contact Mary Beth Hughes at For all other inquiries regarding Will Green, please contact Christel Slaughter at