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Panelist Bio


Dan Juneau
Louisiana Association of Business and Industry President (LABI)

Dan Juneau has been president of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry since 1989. He has spent over a quarter of a century fighting for key reforms necessary to improve Louisiana’s business climate and strengthen its economy.

Dan understands the challenges facing businesses at the local level from the perspective he gained by serving as general manager of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce for 14 years. On the national level, he was twice elected by his peers to serve as Chairman of the Council of State Chambers of Commerce, and he currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Council of State Manufacturers Association (COSMA).

Dan and LABI have worked forcefully to improve education at all levels in Louisiana. Juneau is a strong supporter of alternative education and serves as the Chairman of the School Improvement Team at Northdale Magnet Academy, one of Louisiana’s first alternative high schools for at-risk youth. Dan is also a member of the governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission for Educational Excellence and, in addition to promoting educational choices for parents, Dan works hard to get qualified people into the classrooms by supporting alternative teaching programs such as those offered by Teach for America and The New Teacher Project.

Juneau feels that intervention in the legislative arena is a must for economic development and business success, and he firmly believes that an organized, unified approach from all sectors of the business community is the key to success at the Legislature.

Dan, and his wife Charmaine, have three children and two grandchildren.

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     02/17 - Black & the Blue

What can be done to improve trust among the police and the public they serve?
Last year’s shooting of an African-American male in Baton Rouge by two white police officers re-ignited a national debate on how law enforcement interacts with minority communities. Nationwide demonstrations were ultimately marred by the targeted ambush of 12 white officers in Dallas and the killing of three members of law enforcement in Baton Rouge. What can be done to improve trust among the police and the public they serve? How can Louisiana’s Capital City productively move beyond these events? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on a special town hall edition, “Black & the Blue” Wednesday, February 22 at 7pm; Sunday, February 26 at 1pm and Tuesday, February 28 at 10pm after the State of the Union address on LPB HD. In New Orleans on WLAE, Wednesday, February 22 at 7 PM. (Recorded Monday, February 20)

Our panelists will be:
• Fr. Rick Andrus, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Together BR
• Darrell Basco, state president of Fraternal Order of Police
• Sharon Weston Broome, Mayor-President of Baton Rouge
• Rep. Ted James, D-Baton Rouge; Public Safety Task Force
• Stephanie Riegel; Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

LPB CEO Beth Courtney and Reverend Raymond Jetson, pastor of Star Hill Church host the program. Robyn Merrick with the Southern University System and Bob Mann with LSU’s Manship School will moderate the discussion.
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