Though Baton Rouge, in many ways, is slow to change, in recent years there has been a gradual shift in the balance of power. New, young firms and new, young business leaders are taking over from the Baby Boomer generation that preceded them. One such leader is Julie Laperouse. Julie is Director of Training at Emergent Method, a management consulting firm owned and run by an ambitious group of Millennials that in just six years has grown to become one of the most sought after consulting firms in the market. Julie joined the firm in 2015 after several years at the Baton Rouge Area Chamber and leads a team that helps businesses with leadership development, networking, presentations and other professional skills. Julie is also a motivational speaker and the author of Are You a Screaming Peacock Bryan Jones is Associate Vice President and Director of Gulf Coast Operations for HNTB, one of the country s best known engineering consulting and construction management firms with a particular expertise in transportation and infrastructure projects. Among other projects, HNTB is spearheading a watershed management plan for the city of Baton Rouge. Photos over lunch at Mansurs on the Boulevard.

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