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Alumna named executive director of Louisiana Democratic Party

Loyola press release - July 26, 2010

Renee Lapeyrolerie ’92, a Loyola University New Orleans School of Mass Communication graduate, was recently named the executive director for the Louisiana Democratic Party, becoming the first black woman ever to be named to the post. In her new position, she will manage day-to-day operations and head up the Louisiana Democratic Party’s efforts heading into the fall elections.

Louisiana Democratic Party Chairman Claude “Buddy” Leach Jr. said that Lapeyrolerie’s record of achievement made her an easy pick for the job.

“Renee understands Louisiana politics, has extensive experience building coalitions and solid vision for the future,” Leach said.

Over the last several years, Lapeyrolerie served as the political director for Senator Mary Landrieu’s successful 2008 re-election campaign and worked on winning campaigns for both former Governor Kathleen Blanco and former Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu, who now serves as the Mayor of New Orleans. She also has experience at the national level, serving as the Louisiana spokesman for two Democratic presidential campaigns.

For more information contact the Louisiana Democratic Party at http://www.lademo.org.