About Us

ABOUT US

At Nexus Louisiana, we know that entrepreneurial success depends on finding and connecting with the right people.

Our story

PROVIDING INNOVATIVE RESOURCES FOR HIGH TECH START-UP COMPANIES

20 Years of Experience

Nexus Louisiana was established by the Louisiana Legislature to promote the development of high-tech industry and research and increase tech employment in the State. As the first of its kind in the state, Nexus Louisiana is a force multiplier for knowledge transfer between an entrepreneur and the collective expertise of an unrivaled network of peers, mentors, investors, service providers, and community builders who are eager to help them succeed.

OUR IMPACT

Nexus Louisiana exists to connect local entrepreneurs to the coaching, capital and connections they need to grow and succeed. Through our mentorship, programming and connections to capital investors, we are helping to create a better, brighter future for the tech industry in Louisiana.
1790
BUSINESSES SERVED
491
JOBS CREATED
$ 245 M
CAPITAL RAISED
$ 10 M
ANNUAL REVENUE

OUR LEADERSHIP

OUR BOARD

Calvin Mills, Chair

CEO, CMC Technology Consulting
Designee of Mayor-President Sharon Weston-Broome, City of Baton Rouge

Anita Tillman, Vice-Chair

CEO, AMcorp International, LLC

Barbra Barnett, JD, MA, PhD

Associate, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, LLC

Samuel J. Bentley, PhD

Vice President of Research & Economic Development, Louisiana State University
Designee of Louisiana State University

Anita Byrne

Partner, SSA Consultants

Stephanie Cargile

Public & Government Affairs Manager, ExxonMobil Baton Rouge

James Chappell, PhD

Director of State Economic Competitiveness, Louisiana Economic Development (LED)
Designee of Louisiana Economic Development

Edmund Giering, IV

General Counsel, Baton Rouge Area Foundation

Sue Kozik

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

Ross Reilly

Vice President of Business Development, Lamar Advertising

Michael Stubblefield, PhD

Vice-Chancellor of Research & Strategic Initiatives, Southern University and A&M College

Isaac Thomas

President, Designee of Economic Freedom Association