Terrebonne Economic Development Authority


Job Description



Position:                           Chief Executive Officer


Reports To:                     Board of Directors


Revised:                             April 20, 2022


For more information please contact Tammy Haydel, Executive Secretary at TEDA.                                              


Phone: 985.873.6890

Purpose of the Position


The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for setting the economic development strategy for Terrebonne Parish.  Terrebonne Parish is a community of 110,000 people with a healthy economy.  The CEO will drive strategy, business retention, and business attraction while taking advantage of opportunities as they arise.




The CEO reports to a 9-member Board of Directors made up of appointments from both business and political groups.  With assistance from the Board of Directors, the CEO is responsible for achieving the mission and vision of the organization.  The CEO has broad authority to create and manage programs that impact the economic vitality of the parish (county). 




  • Executive Management

    1. Finance and accounting process

    2. Setting and administration of the budget in accordance to public requirements

    3. Ensure staffing is appropriate to meet goals of the organization

  • Economic Development

    1. Oversight of both Business Retention and Expansion and the Business Attraction programs

    2. Build relationships with targeted site selection consultants

    3. Identify and market industrial and commercial real estate opportunities



  • Partnership Development

    1. Build strong relationships with key organizations such as the port, the airport, technical college, LUMCON, and others

    2. Interact with numerous community and business groups to ensure coordination, collaboration, and communication with the parish

  • Project Management

    1. Ability to create and lead impactful projects in the community

    2. Organize and manage complex projects





  • Bachelor’s degree, required

  • Master’s degree, preferred

  • Economic development certification is a plus

  • Minimum of five to seven years of experience required

  • Executive level experience, preferred

  • Knowledge of minutes, Robert’s Rule of Order and/or Parliamentary Procedure is required.





The CEO must maintain strict confidentiality in performing the mentioned duties and demonstrate the following personal attributes:


  • Be honest and trustworthy

  • Be respectful

  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity

  • Be flexible

  • Demonstrate sound work ethic