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Meet Cleco’s Economic Development Team
Cleco Power serves approximately 293,000 customers across Louisiana with one goal in mind: to be Louisiana’s leading clean energy company.
In 2021, we furthered this mission by completely revamping and realigning our economic development efforts. This culminated in the hiring of our new Director, Richard Cornelison, named one of the Top 50 Economic Developers in North America in 2020 and 2022.
As local and national economic development experts, our team focuses on business development and community advocacy by providing new and seasoned Louisiana employers with reliable, comprehensive site selection services customized for their needs.
A nationally recognized business leader with nearly 30 years of utility industry expertise and experience in leadership, management, economic development, marketing, brand, innovation, keynote presentations, relationship building, communications, legislative and regulatory advocacy. Experience leading high-performing teams, working collaboratively on economic development initiatives designed to attract jobs, capital investment, and new electric load.
Our team develops strategic initiatives to increase investments, improve stakeholder engagement, and create valuable customer experiences through engaging public and private sector stakeholders and fostering an inclusive and collaborative work environment.
Passionate about fostering strategic partnerships and driving impactful initiatives, Amy S. Thibodeaux is a seasoned professional with nearly 15 years of experience in Community & Economic Development and Government Relations. She earned her MBA from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
As part of the Cleco Economic Development team, Amy supports the South Louisiana and New Orleans Regions. She will work to catalyze sustainable growth, support local businesses and attract new industries, ultimately enhancing the economic vitality of communities.
P.O. Box 5000,
Pineville, LA 71361-5000
Cleco Power Recognized in Annual Economic Development Organization Awards
June 15, 2023