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Louisiana Black Leadership Forum

January 27, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST

Each year political, business and civic leaders from across Louisiana descend on Washington, D.C. to celebrate with the Mystick Krewe of Louisiana during D.C. Mardi Gras. This weekend of networking and culture presents a unique opportunity for black leaders across our state to engage and strengthen coalitions that uplift our community and strengthen our state. The inaugural Louisiana Black Leadership Forum will bring together black and minority leaders from Louisiana to network, share impactful initiatives, opportunities and threats to advancing economic, civic and political power in our state. We will profile examples of effective engagement and identify opportunities to deepen our collaboration and partnerships.

Presenting sponsors include AT&T Louisiana and Amazon.

The program includes:


Doors Open, Registration & Reception Begins


Welcome Remarks & Special Recognitions

State Rep. Vincent Pierre, Chairman of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus

Tyronne Walker, Vice President, Urban League of Louisiana

Terri Broussard Williams, Senior Manager, Public Policy

David Aubrey, Vice President, AT&T Louisiana

Panel Discussion 1

Building Black Wealth to Grow Louisiana Economy

Moderator: Kelisha Garrett, Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation


Hon. Krystal Brumfield, Associate Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration

Hon. Ted James, Region IV Administrator, Small Business Administration

Todd McDonald, CEO, Liberty Bank & Trust Company

Nicole Elam, CEO, National Bankers Association

Brittany Dunn, Shreveport Black Chamber of Commerce

Amazon Presenting Sponsor Spotlight – Career Choice and Upskilling Programs

Emily Bouck West, Amazon Career Choice and Upskilling Programs

Special Remarks

Phyllis Dickerson, CEO, African American Mayors Association

Panel Discussion 2

Strengthening Black Political and Civic Power in Louisiana

Moderator: Judy Reese Morse, President and CEO, Urban League of Louisiana


Hon. Cedric Richmond, Former Senior Advisor to the President of the United States

Hon. Katrina Jackson, State Representative, Louisiana State Legislature

Hon. Sharon Weston-Broome, Mayor-President, Baton Rouge

Hyma Moore, Chief of Staff, Democratic National Committee


Closing Remarks

State Rep. Candace Newell, Vice Chair, Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus

David St. Etienne, President & CEO, Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Reception Honoring Congressman Troy Carter

Reception Ends


January 27, 2023
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST
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AT&T Forum
601 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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