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Team Members

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John Bel Edwards

Jeff Landry

57th Governor of Louisiana, in office since January 8th, 2024.

Jeff Landry’s love for our state, and his passion for helping others is defined by his Louisiana roots. Jeff grew up in the small town of St. Martinville where his mother was a schoolteacher and his parents took him to church every day. Later, Jeff learned the value of hard work in the sugar cane fields and then proudly joined the National Guard, serving in Operation Desert Storm. After returning home, Jeff worked as a police officer and sheriff’s deputy, and later started a successful business and went to law school.

As a public servant, both as a U.S. Congressman and the Attorney General of Louisiana, Jeff Landry has shown strength and courage fighting for common sense values and bringing people together to deliver solutions.

On October 14, 2023 Jeff Landry was elected to become the 57th Governor of Louisiana in a historic primary victory. On January 8th, 2024, he assumed office.

Billy Nungesser

Billy Nungesser

Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana

William Harold "Billy" Nungesser, the 54th and current Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, since January 11, 2016. In that role he is second in command in the executive branch, and the state’s ambassador as Commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.

Laura Lapeze

Laura Lapeze

Louisiana Department of Revenue - Undersecretary & Chairman of the Louisiana Tax Free Shopping Commission

Laura Lapeze joined the Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) in February, 2022 as Undersecretary with oversight of the Office of Management and Finance. Prior to joining LDR, Laura served as the Chief Financial Officer at the Louisiana State Treasurer’s Office for 11 years. She has also served as the Budget Administrator for the Louisiana Department of Education and as a Budget Officer for the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. Laura holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Louisiana State University. Laura has been a Commissioner on the Louisiana Tax Free Shopping (LTFS) Commission since 2011. Laura was elected Chairman of the Commission in June, 2022. “I am incredibly honored to be selected as Chairman of the LTFS Commission. I will continue to promote LTFS’ mission to increase Louisiana’s share of international visitors to the United States, to increase spending by international visitors in Louisiana, and to encourage the international visitor to tour and see more of Louisiana. I am excited and humbled to make a difference in communities across Louisiana.”

John Schroder

John C. Fleming, MD

State Treasurer

Treasurer John C. Fleming, MD John Fleming was sworn in as Louisiana State Treasurer on Jan. 8, 2024. A physician, entrepreneur businessman and military veteran, he is also a former Congressman from the fourth district of Louisiana. He served four terms in Congress from 2009-2017. While in Congress, he was one of the founders of the House Freedom Caucus.

Thomas P. Spiers

Thomas P. Spiers

Commissioner, New Orleans World Trade Center

Tom Spiers has been professionally involved with healthcare administration for the past 18 years; currently, he serves as the Chief Operating Officer for a large private group practice in Jefferson Parish and has previously served as an Assistant Dean among other senior positions within a large university healthcare system.  

Tom also owns a wine brokerage company, Las Pampas Wines, which he founded in 2001; importing wine from South America and Europe.

He currently maintains part ownership in a hotel acquired in 2008, along with other real estate holdings located in Jefferson Parish as well as out of state.

He has also owned and operated a restaurant franchise in the New Orleans metropolitan area and has helped start a fully operational distillery in New Orleans.

He has served as an Adjunct Instructor at LSUHSC, and volunteers instructional time at the Tulane A.B. Freeman School of Business.

He has been involved in supporting the entrepreneurship movement in the New Orleans area as an angel investor in the Biomedical and Food and Beverage sectors and has provided professional expertise to the Idea Village serving as a judge on seed money panels. 

Tom holds an MBA from Tulane’s A.B. Freeman School of Business and a BBA in Finance from Loyola University. He currently serves on several boards and at present is serving a 2-year term as the Chairman of the World Trade Center of New Orleans.

Tom is married to his wife, Lacey Montgomery Spiers, who is also a native of New Orleans.  The couple has  two daughters and the family resides in Metairie, LA.

Doug Bourgeois

Doug Bourgeois

Louisiana Office of Tourism - Assistant Secretary

“I am honored to be selected by Lt. Governor Nungesser to serve the state in this role,” said Bourgeois. “Through my years with the state tourism office I’ve had the opportunity to travel to every part of Louisiana and I’ve experienced firsthand all the great people, places and stories that make Louisiana so special. I look forward to leading our state’s efforts in the marketing and promotion of these assets to the rest of the country and world.”