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Monday, Feb. 26, 2018


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The North Louisiana Economic Partnership hosted their annual meeting, “Top Event,” on Feb. 6 at Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino in downtown Shreveport. Top Event featured keynote speaker Del Boyette, president and CEO of Boyette Strategic Advisors, an economic development consulting firms based in Atlanta, Ga. This year’s TOP Project goes to Graphic Packaging International and DHL Supply Chain. The 2017 Top of Mind winner is Manufacturing Managers Council (MMC) of Northwest Louisiana. This year’s TOP Advocate is Lynn Treadway, Jackson Parish Police Juror and chairman of the Jackson Parish Industrial Committee. NLEP’s TOP Leader Award recognizes an individual who has provided key support to the NLEP board chair. Selected by NLEP Chair Jerry Allen, the 2017 Top Leader is Stewart Ewing Jr., CenturyLink’s former vice president of finance, chief financial officer and assistant secretary.

– Mark Crawford

NLEP Annual Meeting

1) Mack Garrett and Kathy McGuire

2) Katy and George Merriman

3) Jackie Slack and James Bradford

4) Shelly Smith and Rob Rubel

5) Sarah Ganong and Barrett Williams

6) Sheena Bright, Mike Wolff

7) Dana Gibson, Tewanna Gilbert

8) Toni Smith, Jodie Young, Kay King, Kathy Lenard


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