Reilly Center Advisory Board
The Reilly Center Advisory Board is a collective of thought leaders in media, public affairs, business, and academia who support and counsel the Center in its mission to make positive change in the world.
Economic Development Manager, Amazon
Jessica Breaux is an Economic Development Manager for Amazon. In this role, Jessica supports Amazon business investments throughout the southern United States. She partners with local policymakers and economic development professionals to create good jobs with industry leading pay and great benefits for people with all levels of education and work experience. With more than 17 years of economic development experience, Jessica has worked in the local, state and utility sectors supporting the creation and retention of job opportunities. Before joining Amazon, Jessica led a 14-person regional economic development team for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), the largest public power company in the country. She also spent several years focused on economic development efforts specific to the Nashville, Tennessee, region while at TVA.
Jessica earned a Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in community and economic development from the University of Arkansas, and is a graduate of Northwestern State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Public Relations. She is a Louisiana native and currently lives in Nashville with her husband Chris. Jessica loves traveling, live music events and is a fiercely loyal fan of the New Orleans Saints.
Terri Broussard Williams
Head of Social Justice Policy & Partnerships, Public Policy, Amazon
Terri Broussard Williams has built her career on a solid reputation as an authentic, courageous, and impactful change agent. Throughout her journey as an award-winning non-profit executive, lobbyist, and public speaker, Terri has transformed public and community service into a professional art form, positively impacting the lives of millions of people.
Over the course of her 17-year career as a government relations executive for a large international non-profit, Terri realized her dream of creating significant, community-shifting outcomes. Her most distinguished accomplishments include the passage of key pieces of legislation, such as The Louisiana Smoke-Free Air Act. Terri continues to “pay it forward” with thought leadership around change as the founder of the Movement Maker platform.
Terri graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Non Profit Leadership. Previously, Terri graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Social Impact Strategy Executive Education Program, and received a Graduate Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication.
Edmund J. Giering IV
General Counsel, Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Edmund J. Giering IV is the general counsel to the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, a
community foundation which serves the needs and interests of South Louisiana by helping
donors connect with nonprofit organizations to create a lasting legacy and fulfill
their philanthropic goals and by leading and investing in civic leadership initiatives
that build a more equitable community and address larger social outcomes.
Licensed to practice law in Louisiana and Texas, his practice emphasizes corporate law and governance, corporate, real estate and complex gift transactions, risk management and nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. He is actively involved in the community and serves on the boards of numerous professional, civic and charitable organizations.
A native of Natchitoches, Louisiana, Edmund received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Louisiana State University in 1990, a Juris Doctor degree from the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1994, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the LSU E.J. Ourso College of Business in 2005. He is married to Catherine Saba Giering and they are the proud parents of two children, Jake and Cate.
Founder and Principal, Holland Taucher Consulting
Pasha Moore is the founder of Holland Taucher Consulting Group (HTCG), a full-service firm covering all aspects of development and strategy, with a focus on corporate partnerships and major donor cultivation; public affairs, lobbying and advocacy in various roles, representing clients in both state legislatures and Congress; business development strategies; and coalition building. The 2020 election cycle was devoted to clients focused on educating campaigns and volunteers in election cybersecurity, engaging key stakeholders and coalitions in each of the 50 states; where, under the Prevail masthead, her work contributed to winning both a Reed Award for Best Civic Education Resource and a Peer Choice Golden Eagle Award for Overall Grassroots Advocacy/Education Campaign Excellence.
With almost 20 years of political experience, Pasha has previously worked in various roles with over 125 campaigns, political organizations, tech organizations, and not-for-profits. Under the HTCG masthead, Pasha has directed the fundraising and development of numerous national, state and local campaigns and Republican political organizations in Texas and beyond, including state judicial campaigns, legislative races and congressional races; national campaigns and PACs; and state-based political GOTV organizations.
Partner, Emergent Method
John Snow is an experienced management consultant with expertise rooted in organizational design, strategy and operational planning. He is focused on improving the performance of organizations and communities throughout the U.S. and across various sectors such as government, economic development, technology, infrastructure and health care. Over the past 14 years, John has worked on numerous projects, plans and strategic initiatives for local, state and regional public, private and nonprofit organizations.
He is a 2012 graduate of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber’s Leadership Baton Rouge program and a 2014 graduate of the Council for A Better Louisiana’s Leadership Louisiana Class. He also serves on several local and regional boards of directors such as the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission and LSU Manship School of Mass Communication’s Alumni Executive Board. In 2020, Consulting Magazine named John a “Rising Star of the Consulting Profession in Strategy Consulting,” a prestigious honor given annually to high-performing consultants throughout the world. He earned two degrees from Louisiana State University, including his Bachelor of Arts in Advertising from the Manship School of Mass Communication and his Master of Business Administration from the E.J. Ourso School of Business – Flores MBA Program.
Executive Director, Teach For America South Louisiana
Laura Vinsant is a graduate of Louisiana State University and alumna of the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication. She was drawn to Teach For America’s mission after tutoring as an undergraduate. Laura began her career with Teach For America as a 2007 South Louisiana corps member, teaching second and third grade in Baton Rouge. She now leads the South Louisiana region of Teach For America and is committed to ensuring every student in South Louisiana has access to the excellent educational opportunities they deserve.
Laura is a graduate of the 2018 Council For A Better Louisiana Leadership Louisiana Class, is a graduate of the 2015 Baton Rouge Area Leadership Program, and was a 2015 Top 40 Under 40 honoree. Laura proudly serves as the Chair of the Leadership Baton Rouge Alumni Board. She was recently awarded the Rising Star in Non-Profit Leadership Award by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. Laura is currently enrolled in Harvard’s Graduate School of Education pursuing a degree in Education Policy and Management.