The Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association (LIDEA) is a non-profit trade organization whose mission is to increase the effectiveness of individuals involved in the practice of economic development in Louisiana through education, public policy advocacy, and collaboration; LIDEA is the voice of the profession in Louisiana.
The LIDEA Board of Directors are chosen through annual elections. The four officers each serve a one-year term, and the board members each serve two-year terms. Below is the list of the Board of Directors.
LIDEA 2020 President
LIDEA 2020 Vice President
LIDEA 2020 Secretary
LIDEA 2020 Treasurer
LIDEA 2020 Past President
LIDEA Director Ex-Officio
To meet the objectives of the organization and move it to a higher level, LIDEA relies on committees and the active participation of LIDEA members.
The 2020 committees and committee chairs are listed below. Please contact them to get involved.
Communications & Marketing
Coordinating with all standing committees and association management, this committee develops communication templates and designs to communicate LIDEA benefits to members. The Communications and Marketing Committee is responsible for communication activities as they relate to the website, social media platforms, e-newsletters, and print collateral.
Serving as the liaison between LIDEA, the Governor’s Office/LED, and State legislators, the Legislative Committee's primary goal is to protect the interests of Louisiana businesses and incentives. LIDEA members receive weekly updates during the Legislative Session on LIDEA positions and relevant bills moving through the process.
Membership is the reason for LIDEA. In economic development jargon, the Membership Committee is responsible for three (3) key areas:
The Program Committee is responsible for planning LIDEA events to include location, agenda, guest speakers, sponsorships, and budgets. This group coordinates with the Professional Development Committee if CEUs are offered to specific groups.
The Professional Development Committee develops a variety of programs that benefit LIDEA members. The Professional Development and the Membership Committees have areas where collaboration will benefit LIDEA.