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Albert R. Lepage Professor in Business at Tulane and Executive Director of Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation | BoD: Public Democracy, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Louisiana, Venture For America New Orleans

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Tulane University - A.B. Freeman School of Business

Albert R. Lepage Professor in Business and Executive Director, Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship

Greater New Orleans Area

Public Democracy

Board Chair

Washington D.C. Metro Area

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

Board Member

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

Rob Lalka's Education

Yale University


2001 to 2005

Duke University


2006 to 2008

University of Oxford

Study Abroad

2004 to 2004

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The World Bank

Worked on multinational team of consultants for joint World Bank / ADB / IADB training program on PPP best practices and good governance standards.

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Albert R. Lepage Professor in Business and Executive Director, Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship @ Tulane University - A.B. Freeman School of Business Greater New Orleans AreaBoard Chair @ Public Democracy Public Democracy, Inc., is a data solutions and market intelligence company on a mission to develop better data and more meaningful AI systems that reflect users' values, support their priorities, and allow them to better share in the value of their data. Public Democracy's best-in-class Values Data provides insight into the core values that motivate Americans to work together and make a difference, such as: justice, family, nurturing children, building community, supporting veterans, and joining others. Public Democracy’s Values Data can be modeled across the entire population. We have taught AI very different lessons about human motivations and what matters most, while creating a unique environment for machine learning.Public Democracy has demonstrated the power of its Values Data and AI applications through nationally recognized projects that have supported veterans with severe PTSD; developed groundbreaking tools to help people at the earliest stages of opioid addiction; united ideologically diverse communities in support of bipartisan policy solutions; and informed investment strategies in low-income urban and rural communities nationwide through a partnership with the U.S. Census. As a certified B Corp, Public Democracy’s corporate mission is to align what is right with what works and to develop better data that reflects users’ values, supports their priorities, and allows them to better share in the value of the data they create. Washington D.C. Metro AreaBoard Member @ Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is committed to our mission to improve the health and lives of Louisianians. Founded in New Orleans in 1934, it is a tax-paying nonprofit health insurer with offices in every major region to serve its customers. It was recognized in 2019 and 2020 as an honoree of The Civic 50, named by Points of Light as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United StatesTerm Member @ Council on Foreign Relations The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher. The Stephen M. Kellen Term Member Program encourages promising young leaders in government, media, nongovernmental organizations, law, business, finance, and academia to engage in a sustained conversation on international affairs and U.S. foreign policy. The program allows these younger members to interact with seasoned foreign-policy experts and participate in a wide variety of events designed especially for them. Each year a new class of term members, between the ages of 30 and 36, is elected to a five-year membership term. From July 2015 to July 2020 (5 years 1 month) Greater New York City AreaCo-Founder and Partner @ Medora Ventures Medora Ventures was acquired on December 31, 2019.Medora Ventures is a strategy consulting firm that was founded on the belief that the most valuable investments produce a return not only for shareholders but also for the local community, for society overall, and ultimately for generations to come.MEDORA CAPITALWe support fund managers, investment advisors, asset owners, founders, and CEOs with:• Market intelligence, due diligence, and financial forecasting• Fund strategies across asset classes and securing grants, loans, and other non-dilutive capital• Sensitivity testing, scenario analysis, and raising investments  • Impact measurement, reporting, and messagingMEDORA MARKETINGWe help corporations, non-profits, and foundations with:• Brand identity, design, and storytelling• Sponsorship and development strategy• Influencer and community engagement• Maximizing brand activation, awareness, and impactMEDORA PUBLIC AFFAIRSWe assist public and private sector leaders with:• Developing public-private partnerships• Political campaign strategy and execution• Public relations and constituent engagement• Thought leadership through events and mediaSecurities transactions are performed through and under the supervision of RMK Capital, member FINRA and SIPC From April 2012 to December 2019 (7 years 9 months) Greater New Orleans AreaLecturer @ Loyola University University New Orleans BA-B893-052 LEAN LAUNCHPAD STARTUP LAB, SPRING 2016NASA’s Stennis Space Center and Loyola University in New Orleans announced on November 19, 2015, a partnership agreement to educate young entrepreneurs and tomorrow's industry leaders about the benefits of NASA research and development and the use of NASA intellectual property in commercial applications.BA B815-052 VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTING, FALL 2015 AND FALL 2016This MBA course provides an outlook on the very latest thinking on venture capital in the United States, combined with actively being involved in early-stage entrepreneurship in New Orleans by conducting due diligence on early-stage companies through a partnership with the New Orleans Angel Network. From August 2015 to April 2017 (1 year 9 months) Greater New Orleans AreaDirector of Strategy and Partnerships @ Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation Propeller drives social, environmental, and economic impact in New Orleans by incubating ventures that have the potential to solve our city’s most pressing issues. Its vision is to build a critical mass of entrepreneurs tackling key challenges in our issue areas of food security, water management, healthcare, and educational equity in order to make significant change for underserved individuals.At the heart of Propeller’s mission and impact lies its Impact Accelerator, designed to support social entrepreneurs throughout the business lifecycle—from idea, to beta, to growth. Since June 2011, Propeller has accelerated over 200 ventures, including a health-focused School Food Authority, Louisiana’s first regional food hub, a wetland mitigation bank, and a maternal health collective. From August 2015 to March 2017 (1 year 8 months) Greater New Orleans AreaMember, Global Shapers Sustainable Development Council and Advisory Council for Collaborations @ World Economic Forum The World Economic Forum is an international institution committed to improving the state of the world through public-private cooperation. It engages political, business, academic and other leaders of society in collaborative efforts to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Served on the World Economic Forum’s Sustainable Development Council through the Global Shapers Community, advising the United Nations on the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as on the Advisory Council on Collaborations, assisting in its mission to facilitate discussions among highly respected organizations that are shaping the global, regional, and national agendas and to launch community initiatives and projects around the world to address global challenges. From June 2014 to May 2016 (2 years) Geneva Area, SwitzerlandDirector of Strategy and Partnerships @ Village Capital Village Capital is one of the world’s most active venture firms. They have made over 100 investments, and supported over 900 entrepreneurs through more than 50 programs. I managed fundraising and led partnership development during a period of rapid growth for the organization and its programming.Raised program funding for 14 accelerators that trained more than 150 companies in 16 months. Compared to a control group, these businesses raised 33% more capital, experienced revenue growth by an additional 4.5x, and created 3.5x more jobs for low-income individuals.Led partnership development for the firm and supported fundraising efforts throughout the development of a $18 million globally diversified investment vehicle, which was backed by a $2.6 million partnership with USAID. By making investments through peer-review, Village Capital pioneered a more equitable, inclusive, and efficient investment strategy. From 2015 to 2019, VilCap Investments made over 100 investments in peer-selected companies globally over the life of the fund, making it one of the most active impact investment vehicles worldwide. From January 2014 to August 2015 (1 year 8 months) Washington D.C. Metro AreaAdjunct Faculty @ Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey Taught "Introduction to Social Enterprise and Impact Investing," a two-credit graduate level course in the Frontier Markets Scouts program that covers the entrepreneur/investor landscape, the diligence and investment process, and strategies for enterprise growth and support in emerging markets. Supervised Frontier Markets Scouts Program students as they pursued field placements around the world. From January 2015 to July 2015 (7 months) Monterey, CaliforniaSenior Advisor, Global Partnerships @ The Howard G. Buffett Foundation The Howard G. Buffett Foundation is a private family foundation that works to improve the standard of living and quality of life for the world’s most impoverished and marginalized populations. Coordinated a new philanthropic-private partnership for the foundation with John Deere and DuPont Pioneer and other strategic partners that created a new demand-based approach for smallholder farmers in Africa to purchase conservation-based equipment and cropping systems. Arranged multiyear funding that led to the establishment of Africa’s first Center for No-Till Agriculture. Developed a series of partnerships with the White House, Tony Blair's Foundation, the World Food Prize Foundation, and others to create market-based solutions to global food security challenges along with the New York Times bestselling book 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World. From July 2012 to December 2013 (1 year 6 months) Decatur, Illinois AreaGlobal Partnerships Advisor @ U.S. Department of State Coordinated interagency support for Partners for a New Beginning, a global coalition chaired by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, which launched, expanded, and supported more than 180 new projects since 2010. These PNB commitments have impacted over 330,000 people, led to job training for over 43,000 individuals, and created over 21,000 new businesses.Supported the first regional U.S. foreign policy initiative towards the Maghreb (Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia) involving senior-level American and North African partners from both government and the private sector. Led planning and management of the State Department’s first event in D.C. focused exclusively on U.S. investment in Tunisia, hosted less than a month after Tunisia’s democratic elections in October 2011. From January 2011 to March 2012 (1 year 3 months) Washington D.C. Metro AreaSpecial Consultant on Public-Private Partnerships @ The World Bank Worked on multinational team of consultants for joint World Bank / ADB / IADB training program on PPP best practices and good governance standards. From January 2009 to May 2009 (5 months) Washington D.C. Metro AreaContributing Author, UN Guide to Good Governance in PPPs @ United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Contributed to writing, editing, and finalizing The Guidebook on Promoting Good Governance in Public-Private Partnerships. From 2007 to 2007 (less than a year) Geneva Area, SwitzerlandAmeriCorps Katrina Relief @ City Year Aided with social services and tutored at temporary housing shelters, and developed partnerships with faith-based and community groups for volunteer programs. From December 2005 to April 2006 (5 months) Greater New Orleans AreaInternational Investment Banking Analyst @ Wells Fargo Provided strategic advisory and capital markets services for international clients across all industry groups. From May 2005 to December 2005 (8 months) Greater Atlanta Area

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Ranked #155 out of 3,093 for Special Consultant on Public-Private Partnerships in Louisiana

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