Brittany Deal

Director, Business Intelligence

Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA)

Partnership opportunities

To assist with navigating and understanding local data and information. Engage in collaboration for economic development opportunities. Also, to invite and host delegates for Lafayette’s largest Francophone festival, Festival International de Louisiane in April of 2022.

To seek and engage in economic development partnerships and learn new and creative research/ analysis practices for public distribution.


Brittany is responsible for demographic and statistical research and analysis, GIS mapping, economic impact studies, real estate site evaluations, and special projects. Brittany also acts as the LEDA rep for the City of Carencro, Carencro Business Association, UL Diversity Advisory Committee, board member for the Greater Southwest Louisiana Black Chamber of Commerce and The705 Young Professionals Organization. Brittany has over eight years of experience in economic development and has earned the coveted Certified Economic Developer Certification through a three-year program with Oklahoma University Economic Development Institute. In 2019, Brittany was nominated and selected as one of Acadiana’s Top 20 under 40 Young Professionals.


Brittany graduated with her Bachelor’s in Communications from UL-Monroe in 2012 and her Master of Science degree in Communications from UL-Lafayette in 2015. Later in 2019, Brittany also became a graduate of Leadership Lafayette Class XXXII. She has also completed the basic and advanced level of Dale Carnegie Training and was awarded the Highest Award of Achievement in her 2017 class.

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Nicole Griensewic

Executive Director

Region Nine Development Commission in Minnesota


Griensewic has served as Executive Director of Region Nine Development Commission since 2012. As executive director, Griensewic has made it a priority to foster collaboration and engagement by sharing Region Nine’s story both regionally and globally. Griensewic is an active board and committee member for multiple organizations throughout Minnesota. Griensewic is the immediate past President of the Greater Minnesota Partnership, and is the first female to chair the Executive Committee for the University of Minnesota’s Center for Transportation Studies, where she served as chair of the Governance Committee. Griensewic also served as secretary of Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota’s Governing Board of Directors and chaired the Governance Committee and currently serves as an advisory board member for South Central College’s Center for Agriculture. She serves on the executive committee for the MACS Board, Minnesotans for the American Community Survey Board of Directors and represents the Midwest on the National Assoc. of Development Orgs.’s (NADO) Board of Directors.

Griensewic is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and has completed course work through Harvard’s Kennedy School’s Executive Education. She received the 2017 Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Her professional background includes extensive private sector and non-profit leadership experience.