We aim to create a sound foundation for the future of our next generation and to provide a effective communication channel connecting business and industry sectors, locally and globally. Our contribution to local communities is imperative.

Our objective is to drive Louisiana’s economy through commercial and industrial development and to help improve people’s livelihood through our professionalism and dedication.


STEM Advisory Board 

Springboard Baton Rouge 

Associate Director
Tulane Energy Institutee

Director of Nanofabrication & Nanomaterials at LSU

Vice President
Textron Systems Marine & Land Systems

Vice President
Deepwater Capability at Shell

The Chinese Confucius
Institute at Xavier

VP, Product Engineering

Ph.D., Founder and CEO
LA New Product Development Team;

Laureate Network Officer
Laureate International Universities

Professor, Business

J.P. Morgan Chase Endowed Professor of Economics
Director, Xavier Center for Economic Education

Ph.D., Tulane University
Teaching Interests: Microeconomic Theory, Macroeconomic Theory, Public Choice Theory
Research Interests: Public Choice Theory, Pedagogical Methods in Economics

Production Director
Boeing SLS Michoud Operations

Sales Manager

An entrepreneur executive that launched his career in Europe and Emerging Markets. Georges held management positions with leaders such as Cisco Systems, Digital Equipment Corporation (now part of Hewlett-Packard) and Bell Atlantic.

As an entrepreneur and strategy advisor in North America and Europe, Georges provides advisory services to economic development organizations, investors and startups. Georges’ work is across industries and today is putting an emphasis on the impact of digital innovation and business models on the global economy, corporations and the future of work. Georges graduated from Concordia University in Montreal, with a degree in Economics.

Valerio held positions at AT&T Mobility, Cingular Wireless, TEKsystems and Sprint Nextel Communications as IT Systems Analyst and RF Systems Specialist
Co-founder of Micronics Mobility
Former Co-founder and CTO of Teksys Technologies and later Teksys Wireless Solutions
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