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                                   Genevieve Silverman, CLED

                                   Director of Finance, Research Park Corporation


Genevieve Silverman has served for 9 years as the Director of Finance of Research Park Corporation (RPC), the parent company of Louisiana Technology Park, a business incubator for startup technology firms in Louisiana, and NexusLA, an economic development entity focusing on advancing technology-based entrepreneurship and innovation in Louisiana. In this role, Ms. Silverman manages the accounting, finance and business office functions for RPC and its subsidiaries, as well as leading strategic projects for NexusLA, and providing business counseling to Tech Park incubator clients as needed. Prior to joining RPC, Ms. Silverman spent several years in regional commercial banking and venture capital, most recently as Senior Associate at Dean Capital, a boutique venture capital firm providing debt and equity investments to Louisiana businesses, primarily early-stage startups. 

Ms. Silverman is a Certified Economic Developer in the State of Louisiana and a 2011 graduate of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber’s Leadership program.  She has also completed the Grantwriting USA seminar and written successful grants for RPC.  Ms. Silverman is active in the community, having served on the boards of Baton Rouge Green, Family Road of Greater Baton Rouge, Forum 35, and United Cerebral Palsy of Greater New Orleans. 

Ms. Silverman graduated summa cum laude from Louisiana State University with a B.A. in History and Political Science.  She then gained a Masters degree in International Finance and Business from Columbia University, and later completed the pre-CPA program at University of New Orleans.

Ms. Silverman had the following to say about the CLED training program:

“As a technology-based economic developer, the Certified Louisiana Economic Developer program provided me with a broader perspective on the challenges and solutions facing economic developers today.  The strategies and resources I learned about in this program have helped me in designing and launching new initiatives, securing new sources of funding, and advancing my career.  I also enjoyed interacting with and learning from my classmates, which became an important part of the engaging class dynamic, as well as adding to my statewide network of talented economic development professionals.  I highly recommend this program to help you fulfill your personal and corporate goals.”

Don Pierson, CEcD
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