Tony Davis to join LIDEA Board for 2020


Tony Davis, the Executive Director for the Natchitoches Community Alliance Foundation, Inc., or NCA, has been named to the 2020 Board of Directors for LIDEA. The Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association (LIDEA) is the voice of the profession in Louisiana, with membership made up of state and local economic development agencies (EDO’S), chambers of commerce, utilities, railroads, banks, ports, business consultants, engineering firms, real estate development groups, and similar organizations.

“I’ve been a member of LIDEA for many years and have benefited from professional development, a great peer network, and the power of the LIDEA voice in Baton Rouge. I’m honored to now add my voice and experience to leadership of this important organization,” said Tony Davis.

The Annual Conference for LIDEA was in Lake Charles Sept. 24-25 with more than 75 economic development professionals in attendance from around the state. Topics included site selection, best practice policies for development, the impact of foreign direct investment, leadership in economic development, employer engagement, and an analysis of trends and issues in oil and gas.

“Tony’s knowledge and professionalism are on constant display leading the NCA and its work locally; I think that work is recognized by his selection to serve on this important Board. I am sure the information, best practices, and increased network from this experience will enhance our local efforts, as well,” added Ryan Todtenbier, Chairman of the NCA Board of Directors.

The mission of the NCA is to provide leadership and support for economic development and workforce solutions in and around Natchitoches parish; learn more at