Shreveport will soon have a new Economic Development Director.

Mayor Adrian Perkins has hired Drew Mouton to serve in that position. He takes over for Brandon Fail who has served in that capacity since Perkins took office.

A news release from the Mayor's office says

Mouton brings decades of experience in finance, product development and managerial operations. “This year we are embarking upon a new chapter for our city, following a historic financial fallout caused by a public health crisis,” said Mayor Adrian Perkins. “We expect Drew will be a catalyst for building a stronger economic outlook, supporting businesses and giving entrepreneurs the tools needed to thrive.

Mouton has been the Chief Innovation Officer for LSU Health Sciences Center. He helped with the effort to create the Emerging Viral Threat Lab.

Mouton says “This last year has been unprecedented in both our city and country’s history and we remain mindful of the great toll the COVID-19 pandemic has taken on our citizens. As we emerge from a time of great economic turmoil, we are presented with an opportunity to reimagine the ways our city, parish and state partners work together to improve the standard of living for our residents.”

Mouton takes over on May 3rd.

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