BRF’s mission to be a catalyst for positive economic change in north Louisiana has attracted an all-volunteer board of key local civic leaders and experienced and capable professionals from throughout the United States.

2018 Board of Directors Officers

John F George, Jr.

John F George, Jr.

President and CEO

Arthur Thompson

Arthur Thompson

Chairman

Lennis S Elston, CPA

Lennis S Elston, CPA

Treasurer

Willie C White III

Willie C White III

Secretary

2018 Board of Directors

John F George, Jr.

John F George, Jr.

President and CEO

Lennis S Elston, CPA

Lennis S Elston, CPA

Community Activist

Arlena Acree

Arlena Acree

Director, Film, Media and Entertainment
City of Shreveport

Kristen Brown

Kristen Brown

President, Brown Builders

John B. Hussey

John B. Hussey

Former Mayor of Shreveport

Curtis R Joseph, Jr.

Curtis R Joseph, Jr.

Attorney, Winchell & Joseph, LLC

Bernard Kimble

Bernard Kimble

Senior Pastor, Mount Olive Baptist Church of Shreveport

Billy Montgomery

Billy Montgomery

Former Louisiana State Representative

Bonnie Moore

Bonnie Moore

Director, Community Development,
City of Shreveport

Terry E Moore

Terry E Moore

Senior Financial Advisor, Global Wealth Management

Malcolm Murchison

Malcolm Murchison

Partner, Bradley, Murchison, Kelly & Shea, LLC

Linda C Sell, CPA

Linda C Sell, CPA

Linda Sell, CPA, Owner,
Linda C. Sell, C.P.A.

Arthur Thompson

Arthur Thompson

Clerk of Council, City of Shreveport

Juan Watkins

Juan Watkins

M.D.

Willie C White III

Willie C White III

Chief Executive Officer, David Raines Community Health Centers

BRF Leadership

John F George, Jr.

John F George, Jr.

President and CEO
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James D Dean

James D Dean

Executive Vice President
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Jay D Meyers

Jay D Meyers

Vice President of External Affairs
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Vassia Roulia

Vassia Roulia

Vice President for Research Development & Administration
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Pradeep Garg

Pradeep Garg

Executive Director, CMIT
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Hilary Aldama Wooley

Hilary Aldama Wooley

Corporate Counsel
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David R Smith

David R Smith

Executive Director, EAP
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John J Miralles

John J Miralles

Executive Director, DMII
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BRF Past Board Chairmen

Horace R. Ladymon

Horace R. Ladymon

1986

John D. Caruthers, Jr.

John D. Caruthers, Jr.

1987

William C. Peatross

William C. Peatross

1988

Virginia K. Shehee

Virginia K. Shehee

1989 – 1999

Donald E. Jones

Donald E. Jones

2000 – 2001

Donald R. Updegraff

Donald R. Updegraff

2002 – 2003

Vernon B. Chance, Jr.

Vernon B. Chance, Jr.

2004 – 2005

Thomas E. ‘Tem’ McElroy

Thomas E. ‘Tem’ McElroy

2006 – 2007

Rand Falbaum

Rand Falbaum

2008 – 2009

Keith Bergeron

Keith Bergeron

2010 – 2011

Stephen F. Skrivanos

Stephen F. Skrivanos

2012 – 2016

Malcolm Murchison

Malcolm Murchison

2017

Mission

 

Diversify and grow our region’s economy.

Vision

 

Operate as a catalyst to expand and develop research, entrepreneurship and high-growth businesses in our region.

Values

 

Innovation. Collaboration. Problem Solving. Bold Action.

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