AEDC names Deanna Lafont director of business development

Staff Report

The Ascension Economic Development Corporation has named Deanna Lafont, PCED, as its director of business development.

Lafont brings eight years of experience in industrial recruitment, retention and small business development to AEDC.

Lafont served as a project manager for Louisiana Economic Development for four years. Prior to that, she was the special project coordinator for South Louisiana Economic Council, a four-parish regional economic development organization located in Thibodaux.

“I am excited to be a part of the AEDC team working collaboratively to promote the many advantages of doing business in Ascension Parish,” Lafont said.

Lafont received a Bachelor of Art in Public Relations from Nicholls State University and a Master of Science in Community and Economic Development from University of Central Arkansas.

She lives in Prairieville with her husband Mike and her son AJ.