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Rachel Harris Ledet

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Founder, Director of Strategic Marketing

Rachel is a Marketing Strategist and Business Developer with a specialization in Strategic Planning, Brand Management, Business Development, and technical writing. Her 14-year career includes marketing and business development experience in professional services, product management, retail, technical services, small businesses, and nonprofits. She has led the founding and development of several nonprofits and has served on board and volunteer positions in event management, branding, logistics and operations.

 

Rachel is a big picture thinker with a hands-on, pragmatic approach to growing businesses and reaching clients! Strategy drives action. Action leads accountability. Accountability produces results.

Rachel is very involved in the economic development community in the Greater New Orleans region and is passionate about community development, entrepreneurship and small business opportunity. She is a photographer, a writer, a dance teacher, and a lover of all things New Orleans. She enjoys traveling, boating, parading and festival-ing with her husband and 4 kids. Rachel is also a blog contributor on New Orleans Mom.

 

Extra Curricular Activities & Interests: 

  • New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute Class of 2020

  • Past-President: Society of Marketing Professional Services, Southeast Louisiana Chapter (Member since 2009)

  • Moderator: Emerge Summit, Greater New Orleans, Inc.

  • Conference Speaker: SMPS Southern Regional Conference, Houston, TX

  • Conference Speaker: SMPS Pacific Regional Conference, Napa, CA

  • Conference Speaker: SMPS Southeastern Regional Conference, Orlando FL

  • Conference Speaker: Northeastern Regional Conference, Lake George, NY

  • SMPS Marketing Workshop Planning Committee

  • Professional Women of St. Tammany

  • Sandler Sales Training: Executive Level

  • Greater New Orleans Inc.: Next Gen Council

  • Louisiana Association of Business & Industry: Emerging Leaders Council 

  • Urban Land Institute Member

  • Girl Scouts of Louisiana Volunteer

  • CASA Jefferson Volunteer: Marketing Manager

  • Engineers Without Borders Volunteer: Outreach Director

  • Fund17 Mentor

  • Propellor Program Mentor

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Melissa Williams

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Marketing Manager

Melissa is a creative Marketing Manager with over 15 years experience in graphic design and corporate live events. Melissa graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s in Marketing from Southern New Hampshire University.

 

Melissa is excited to take on any project with an energetic approach. Her attention to detail, and deadline-driven work ethic are great qualities to help clients reach their goals and attain success.

 

Melissa and her husband John, have three daughters who keep them busy. When Melissa isn’t driving her girls to dance class or competitions, she enjoys slowing down to spend time with family and friends.

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Amber Murphy

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Marketing Coordinator

Amber is a passionate marketing coordinator who strives to grow businesses using today's latest trends and techniques. Amber graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a bachelor's in Marketing and a minor in dance.

Amber enjoys researching and finding new ways to grow her client's businesses. She is hard-working, innovative and persistent. She enjoys learning new techniques and platforms that help improve her work. 

Social Media is her favorite aspect of digital marketing. When she isn't busy marketing and helping to grow businesses (and teaching dance classes), she enjoys going to local events and spending time with her husband and two dogs, Dot and Lily. She is so excited to be a part of the team!

Certifications:

  • Sprout Social

  • Content Marketing (HubSpot)

  • Social Media (Hubspot)

  • Digital Marketing (Hubspot)