LSBDC regional director Cawthon running for Shreveport City Council

Dana Cawthon, Regional Director of the Louisiana Small Business Development, announced Thursday she is running for Shreveport City Council District D.

The election will be held Nov. 6, 2018.

“I am running for City Council, in part, to support economic development and growth in Shreveport and to be the trusted advisor in local government as I am among my community and peers. My hands-on experience working with economic development and small business leaders for the past 25 years has provided me with unique insights into how to get things done and think outside of the traditional box”.

As a public servant in the role of Regional Director for the Louisiana Small Business Development Center, Ms. Cawthon said understands the challenges faced for entrepreneurs in Shreveport. She covers 14 parishes in North Louisiana and lives in Shreveport.

Her message is simple and targeted:

  • Support the existing small business owners
  • Continue to develop, target and implement economic development opportunities
  • Implement educated and smart decisions for the growth of the City of Shreveport and its citizens

“I plan to work with my peers to make better educated decisions and influence a standard of ethics and accountability for our city. Neighboring cities are outpacing Shreveport’s reputation to attract and improve on economic development projects. Together, we can “roll up the sleeves” and improve on how we do business in Shreveport”.

Dana is a USAF Veteran and served in Operation Desert Storm. She is honored to be awarded with the Outstanding Achievement Medal for her combat service during war time. Dana has an Executive MBA from the University of Denver, Daniels School of Business and is a degreed Accountant from the University of Mississippi.

Ms. Cawthon is a devout Christian and her faith keeps her grounded in her personal and professional life. She enjoys visiting with her three grandchildren in Georgia – Avia, Lucas, and Journey.