Mark D. Mouton is a life-long resident of Louisiana. He was born in New Orleans but raised in Lafayette. After graduating from Acadiana High School, Mark earned a BS in Business Administration from University of Louisiana with an emphasis on Marketing; an MBA in Business Administration from Louisiana State University – Shreveport with an emphasis on Family Business; and is a graduate from the University of Oklahoma – Economic Development Institute. Mark is currently enrolled as a class member of Leadership Louisiana.
In 2008, Mark became the Director of Business Retention and Expansion with the Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA), and was then promoted to Manager. Mark works closely with business and community leaders to identify the strengths and challenges of business and industry, and barriers for growth in the community. He oversees LEDA’s Visitation Program; provides business consultation services; and manages numerous expansion and community projects each year.
Prior to joining LEDA, Mark worked for Cingular Wireless (AT&T Wireless) as a Senior Training Manager where he managed several training teams located around the country; coached and mentored customer service representatives, managers, and area managers; and served as an SME for Learning Service departments located in Atlanta and Dallas. Mark also spent many years working for local radio stations.
Mark currently serves on the University of Louisiana Alumni Association Executive Board; and Realtors Commercial Alliance (RCA) Board, a division of Realtors Association of Acadiana.
Outside of the office, he enjoys gardening, Mardi Gras festivities, attending symphony and theater performances, attending sporting events, and traveling with his lovely wife Pamela Maloney Mouton. They will celebrate their 17th wedding anniversary in September 2021.