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                                   William "Bill" Joubert, CLED

                                   Director of Louisiana Small Business Development Center


William “Bill” Joubert currently serves as Director of the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University.  In this position he also directs Southeastern's Department of Economic and Business Development, the Business Research Center, and the Southeast Louisiana Business Incubator located at SLU.

His career includes 2 years as a business consultant for a CPA firm, some retail management, and a previous small business owner.  He is well known for his involvement in economic development organizations, Tangipahoa Port Commission, Dixie Business Incubator and Florida Parishes Economic Development Association.  

Bill's education includes an MBA from Southeastern, a BS from LSU in Economics and International Trade and Finance.  Bill is also a Graduate of the Economic Development Institute.  Bill is a certified Global Business Professional and Certified Louisiana Economic Developer.

Mr. Joubert had the following to say about the CLED training program:

“LIDEA’s CLED program was a great journey for me.  I have learned so much and met many economic developers along the way.  This program was much more than a certificate; it was instrumental in building my professional network.  Even though I have graduated from the program, I take a class or two each year just to keep up economic development and meet the new up and coming economic developers.  It keeps my network fresh and continues to serve me on a day to day basis. ”

Don Pierson, CEcD
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