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Mar 23, 2009
Governor Bobby Jindal Announces the Appointment of Mike Saucier to the Louisiana Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors

BATON ROUGE- Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of Mike Saucier to the Louisiana Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors.

The Louisiana Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors serves as the sole reviewer and administrator of the Louisiana Economic Development's financial assistance programs.

According to statute, the board is comprised of eleven members, including the Secretary of Economic Development or their designee. The remaining ten members are private sector gubernatorial appointments, subject to senate confirmation, including:

One member selected from nominations submitted by the Louisiana Business League, or one minority member appointed from the Louisiana business community at large;

  • One member selected from nominations submitted by the Louisiana Chapter of the AFL-CIO;
  • One member selected from nominations submitted by the Louisiana Retailers Association;
  • One member selected from nominations submitted by the Louisiana Bankers Association;
  • One member selected from nominations submitted by the Community Bankers Association;
  • One member selected from nominations submitted by the Louisiana Society of Certified Public Accountants;
  • One member selected from nominations submitted by the Louisiana members of the National Association of Security Dealers;
  • One female representative of women’s business interests.
  • One representative of the venture capital industry; and
  • One member selected from nominations submitted by and currently serving on the Louisiana Workforce Investment Council Board.

Mike Saucier, of Covington, is the president of Gulf States Real Estate and is a member of the Northshore Business Council and the Construction Management Association of America. Saucier was nominated to serve by the Louisiana Retailers Association, as required by statute.

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