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Ellevate Louisiana Educates is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to inform Louisiana’s women leaders and its general public by producing educational programming on the challenges impacting our State and data-driven, non-partisan solutions to make a better future for Louisiana.

Veneeth Iyengar
Executive Director of Broadband Development and Connectivity for the State of Louisiana

April 13, 2021

In this episode of Ellevate Louisiana's Engage videocast we explore broadband and connectivity issues in the state with Veneeth Iyengar, the first incoming Executive Director of Broadband Development and Connectivity for the State of Louisiana. Veneeth and Julie Stokes discuss access, affordability and more.

 

Governor John Bel Edwards
State of Louisiana

April 5, 2021

This episode of Ellevate Louisiana's Engage Videocast is an interview with Governor John Bel Edwards previously recorded at our Legislative Leadership Conference. Julie Stokes and Governor Edwards discuss his legislative priorities leading into the upcoming legislative session.

Tax Reform Legislative Panel

March 24, 2021

In this episode of Ellevate’s Engage Videocast we discuss Tax Reform with Rep. Stuart Bishop, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Joining Rep. Bishop in the interview are several members of a committee that were called together to develop Tax reform legislation for this important fiscal session including Rep. Beau Beaullieu, Rep. Phillip Devillier and Rep. Barry Ivey.

 

Rep. Jerome Zeringue
Chairman, House Appropriations Committee

March 19, 2021

In this episode of Ellevate’s Engage Videocast we discuss Louisiana's Budget and Fiscal Session with Rep. Jerome Zeringue, Chairman of Appropriations. Julie Stokes and Rep. Zeringue discuss the American Rescue Plan Act, the Governor's Executive Budget and more.

 

Sen. Bret Allain
Chairman, Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs

March 12, 2021

In this episode of Ellevate’s Engage Videocast we discuss tax reform with Sen. Bret Allain, Chairman of Revenue and Fiscal Affairs committee. Julie Stokes and Sen. Allain discuss his comprehensive tax reform package, the franchise tax, centralized sales tax collection and more.

 

Chip Kline
Chairman, Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority &
Director of Coastal Activities for the State of Louisiana

March 2, 2021

In this episode of Ellevate’s Engage Videocast we explore the state of Louisiana's coastline and its restoration. Julie Stokes speaks with Chip Kline, Chairman of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) Board and the Director of Coastal Activities for the State of Louisiana. Julie and Chip discuss Louisiana's land loss, CPRA's master plan, upcoming projects and more.

 

Dr. Shawn Wilson
Secretary, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

February 17, 2021

In this episode of Ellevate’s Engage Videocast we explore the state of Louisiana's infrastructure. Julie Stokes speaks with Dr. Shawn Wilson, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. Julie and Dr. Wilson discuss project updates across the state, funding transportation and more!

 

Michael Williamson
United Way of Southeast Louisiana

February 4, 2021

In this episode of Ellevate’s Engage Videocast we wrap up our conversation on the state of Louisiana's workforce and economy. Julie Stokes speaks with Michael Williamson, who serves as President and CEO of the United Way of Southeast Louisiana. Julie and Michael discuss the ALICE project, the effects of Covid-19 on ALICE households and more!

 

Greg Albrecht & Chris Keaton
Louisiana Legislative Fiscal Office

January 26, 2021

In this episode of the Engage videocast, we wrap up our conversation on the states finances. Julie Stokes speaks with Greg Albrecht and Chris Keaton with the Louisiana Legislative Fiscal Office on budget expectations, the Revenue Estimating Conference and more!

Ava DeJoie
Secretary, Louisiana Workforce Commission

January 19, 2021

In this episode of the Engage videocast, we continue to explore issues related to Louisiana's workforce and economy. Julie Stokes speaks with Ava DeJoie, Secretary of the Louisiana Workforce Commission. Julie and Secretary DeJoie discuss equal pay, minimum wage and more!

 

Don Pierson
Secretary, Louisiana Economic Development

January 13, 2021

In this episode of Ellevate’s Engage Videocast we explore the state of Louisiana's workforce and economy. Julie Stokes speaks with Don Pierson, who serves as Secretary of Louisiana Economic Development. Julie and Secretary Pierson discuss creating greater economic opportunity for Louisiana residents, recent economic development wins, Resilient Louisiana Commission and more!

 

Kimberly Lewis Robinson
Secretary, Louisiana Department of Revenue

January 8, 2021

This week’s podcast is a little longer than usual, but it is a virtual treasure trove of valuable insight into Louisiana. It is an in-depth discussion with the Department of Revenue Secretary Kimberly Robinson about the history of the state’s finances leading up to the moment that we find ourselves in, the various ideas of tax reform swirling around a very reform-minded legislature as session is about to begin, and some of the impediments to making any real meaningful change, especially in the age of COVID.

Jason DeCuir
Advantous Consulting

December 22, 2020

In this episode of Ellevate’s Engage Videocast we continue to explore the state of Louisiana's budget and finances. Julie Stokes speaks with Jason DeCuir, who is Co-owner and Partner with Advantous Consulting, LLC, a leading tax services firm in Louisiana. Julie and Jason discuss key tax reform issues in the state and more!

Jay Dardenne
Louisiana's Commissioner of Administration

December 17, 2020

In this episode of Ellevate’s Engage Videocast we explore the state of Louisiana's budget and finances. Julie Stokes speaks with Commissioner Jay Dardenne about the budget planning process, the affects of COVID-19 and oil, budget surpluses and more!

Dr. Courtney Phillips
Secretary, Louisiana Department of Health

November 10, 2020

In this episode of Ellevate’s Engage Videocast we explore the state of the Healthcare System in Louisiana. Julie Stokes speaks with Dr. Courtney Phillips, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health, about COVID-19, Medicaid expansion, maternal mortality and more!

Karen Stubbs
Louisiana Office of Behavioral Health

October 27, 2020

In this episode of Ellevate’s Engage Videocast we explore the state of the Mental Healthcare System in Louisiana. Julie Stokes speaks with Karen Stubbs who heads up the Louisiana Office of Behavioral Health as an Assistant Secretary in the Louisiana Department of Health. Julie and Karen discuss accessing mental health services, the effects of COVID-19 on the mental health landscape in the state and more!

Dr. Rebekah Gee and Kathy Kliebert
October 9, 2020

On this episode of the Engage videocast Julie Stokes speaks with Dr. Rebekah Gee and Kathy Kliebert, the last two people to serve as Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health, formerly known as the Department of Health and Hospitals. Julie, Dr. Gee and Ms. Stokes discuss the state of healthcare in Louisiana including Medicaid expansion, Louisiana's response to COVID-19 and more!

Dr. Cade Brumley
Louisiana State Superintendent of Education

September 21, 2020

On our final episode of a series of interviews we are further discussing education policy. Julie speaks with Dr. Cade Brumley, Louisiana’s State Superintendent of Education, about his new role and vision for the Louisiana Department of Education, the reopening of schools, closing the digital divide and more!

Education Panel

September 10, 2020

On our third episode of a series of interviews we are further discussing education policy. Julie speaks with a diverse panel from around the state to give our listeners look into education in 2020 from a practitioners standpoint. The panelists include Dr. Patty Glaser, Superintendent Lamar Goree and Superintendent Ritchie Strong. They discuss internet equity, social and emotional learning, dual enrollment and more!

Dr. Geoffrey Nagle
Erikson Institute

September 4, 2020

On our second episode of a series of interviews where we are discussing education policy, Julie speaks with Dr. Geoffrey Nagle, President and CEO of the Erikson Institute, a leading force in improving the lives of young children and their families through knowledge, research, service and advocacy and the nation’s premier graduate school in child development. Julie and Dr. Nagle discuss the difference between early experience and early childhood education, school readiness, achievement gaps and more!

Libbie Sonnier
Louisiana Policy Institute for Children

August 27, 2020

On our first episode of a series of interviews where we are discussing education policy, Julie speaks with Libbie Sonnier, Executive Director of the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children. Julie and Libbie discuss the impact of COVID-19 on child care providers, accessibility and affordability of childcare, the long-term impacts of early childhood education on our state’s economy and more!

Dr. Kim Hunter Reed
Louisiana Commissioner of Higher Education

August 20, 2020

On our final episode of a series of interviews where we are discussing higher education policy, Julie speaks with Dr. Kim Hunter Reed who serves as Louisiana’s Commissioner of Higher Education. Julie and Commissioner Reed discuss reopening of college campuses, online learning, the Board of Regents master plan and more!

Dr. Monty Sullivan
Louisiana Community and Technical College System

August 13, 2020

On our third episode of a series of interviews where we are discussing higher education policy, Julie speaks with Dr. Monty Sullivan, President of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. Julie and Dr. Sullivan discuss the college affordability, workforce training, the benefits cliff and more!

Dr. Jim Henderson
University of Louisiana System

August 11, 2020

On our second episode of a series of interviews where we are discussing higher education policy, Julie speaks with Dr. Jim Henderson President of the University of Louisiana System. Julie and Dr. Henderson discuss the affects of COVID 19 on university operations, diversity and inclusion initiatives and more!

Martha Snyder
HCM Strategists

August 3, 2020

On our first episode of our series of interviews where we are discussing higher education policy, Julie speaks with Martha Snyder, a Senior Director at HCM Strategists. HCM is a national group of policy advocates and strategists working toward equitable and meaningful change by bridging the gap between public policies and the people they affect.

Representative John Stefanski
Louisiana House of Representatives

July 21, 2020

On our final episode of our series of interviews where we are wrapping up the 2020 legislative sessions, Julie speaks with Rep. John Stefanski about all things tort reform.

Marie Centanni & Ileana Ledet

July 16, 2020

On this episode of the Engage videocast, we continue to wrap up the 2020 legislative sessions from business's point of view. Our guests are Marie Centanni with LABI and Ileana Ledet with GNO Inc.

Jan Moller
Louisiana Budget Project

July 13, 2020

On this episode of a series of videocast's Julie speaks with Jan Moller, Executive Director of the Louisiana Budget Project, on outcomes of the 2020 legislative sessions as well as the effects of COVID-19 on the legislative process and the budget.

Representative Jerone "Zee" Zeringue
Louisiana House of Representatives

June 1, 2020

Julie speaks with Rep. Jerome "Zee" Zeringue, the Chairman of House Appropriations Committee, about everything ranging from the 2020 legislative sessions as well as Louisiana's coast and everything in between.

Dr. Jennifer Avegno
City of New Orleans

June 1, 2020

Julie speaks with Dr. Jennifer Avegno, Director of the Health Department for the City of New Orleans, about COVID-19 and what's next moving forward out of this pandemic.

Allison Dembeck
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

May 27, 2020

Join Julie Stokes, President and CEO of Ellevate Louisiana, as she discusses the COVID-19 federal relief package with Allison Dembeck, Executive Director in the Congressional and Public Affairs Division at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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