FORA.tv Speaker - Kathy Laborde
Kathy Laborde is the President of Gulf Coast Housing Partnership.
Kathy Laborde joined the staff of the Network in January 2006 to createthe Gulf Coast Housing Partnership (GCHP), which is operated by the Housing Partnership Network.
Over the past ten years, while serving as developer, project manager,and consultant, Ms. Laborde has developed more than two thousand affordable and market-rate homes both directly and in partnership with local nonprofits, city and state government, and the private sector. Prior to joining the Network, Ms. Laborde operated Kaliope, LLC, a real estate development and consulting company which she established in 1999. Previously, she was founder and executive director of the first bank-owned community development corporation in Louisiana. Before settling in Louisiana, Ms. Laborde held a variety of management positions with private sector real estate developers in Missouri and North Carolina.
Ms. Laborde holds a BS in economics from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and an MBA from Tulane University. She is a 2006 recipient of City Business' Women of the Year Award and prior recipient of the YWCA's Role Model Award. She serves as a board member of the Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard Merchants Association and the New Orleans Neighborhood Development Collaborative. She is currently serving as the chairman of the Parkway Partners Board of Directors.
01.29.08 | 01:19:28 min
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