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JEDCO Announces 2014 Chairman and Board Officers

The Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) would like to introduce the 2014 Board of Commissioners and Board Officers to the community. The 21 individuals who serve on the JEDCO Board represent area business organizations and parish leaders. They work closely with the JEDCO staff to achieve the organization’s mission of attracting, retaining and expanding business in Jefferson Parish.

GregJordanGreg Jordan takes to the Chairman’s seat at the beginning of 2014, bringing with him 25 years of banking experience. Greg joined the JEDCO Board in March 2009. In 2013, he served as the Treasurer of the JEDCO Board and the Chairman of the JEDCO Finance Committee.  The representative for the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce (East Bank), Greg is the Senior Vice President/Market Manager for J.P. Morgan Chase Bank. When Greg isn’t working, he’s engaged in 12 community and business organizations across the region. Greg received a New Orleans CityBusiness MoneyMakers Award for his role in the banking community in 2013.

The JEDCO Board of Commissioners welcomed Mayra Pineda to the organization in May of 2013.  Mayra was nominated to the commission by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She is the Commissioner of Economic Development and Education at the Consulate of Honduras in New Orleans. She is also the owner and operator of Subway Sandwiches and Salads in Kenner. Mayra is the current president of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She also serves as a member on a number of boards and associations throughout the region.

The Jefferson Parish President nominates one representative to serve on the JEDCO Board of Commissioners. The Parish Council nominates seven members and 13 board appointees represent local business organizations. Business representatives serve five years. Those board members nominated by the Parish Council and President serve for the duration of the nominator’s term in office.

2014 JEDCO Board of   Commissioners

Nominating   Organization

Greg Jordan  – Chairman

Jefferson Chamber   of Commerce – East Bank

Paul   Rivera – Vice Chairman

J.P. Marine Fisheries Advisory   Board

Mike Rongey – Treasurer

Councilman-at-Large,   Division B – Elton Lagasse

Bruce   Layburn – Secretary

Home Builders Association

Mario Bazile

District 5 –   Cynthia Lee Sheng

David Colvin

Jefferson Chamber   of Commerce – West Bank

Tina Dandry-Mayes

Women Business   Council Gulf coast

Bruce Dantin

District 2 – Paul   Johnston

Joe Ewell (Past Chairman)

District 3 – Mark   Spears

Jim Garvey (Past Chairman)

Committee for   Better Jefferson

Roy Gattuso

District 1 – Ricky   Templet

Steve LaChute

Councilman At   Large, Division A – Chris Roberts

Joe Liss

East Jefferson   Business Association

Mark Madderra

Apartment   Association of Greater N.O.

Dr. Vinicio Madrigal (Past Chairman)

Parish President –   John Young

Lynda Nugent-Smith (Past Chairwoman)

N.O. Metropolitan   Association of Realtors

Bill Peperone (Past Chairman)

District 4 – Ben   Zahn

Mayra Pineda

Hispanic Chamber of   Commerce

John Tobler

Elmwood Business   Association

Stan Salathe (Past Chairman)

Harvey Canal   Industrial Association

Patrice   Williams-Smith

Greater New Orleans Black   Chamber of Commerce