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Jindal economic development leader leaving for LSU position

1 year 7 months 1 week ago March 16, 2015 Mar 16, 2015 Monday, March 16 2015 March 16, 2015 12:28 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Melinda Deslatte

BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's economic development secretary, Stephen Moret, is leaving the job in May to lead LSU's chief fundraising organization.

The university announced Monday that Moret has been named president and CEO of the LSU Foundation. Jindal hasn't named a new secretary of the Department of Economic Development. His office says the governor will name someone "in the coming weeks."

Moret, an LSU graduate and former student body president, has been with the Jindal administration since the governor took office in 2008. He led Jindal's focus on recruiting new business and generating new jobs for the state.

Moret's exit isn't unexpected, since the term-limited Jindal will leave office in less than a year. The governor praised Moret's work, saying he successfully improved Louisiana's image with business executives around the country.

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