Steve Helmke Named Chief Operating Officer of the LSU Alumni Association

Steve HelmkeBATON ROUGE – Stephen T. “Steve” Helmke has joined the LSU Alumni Association as chief operating officer.

“We are delighted that Steve has joined our team,” said Cliff Vannoy, president and CEO of the LSU Alumni Association. “His extensive business and management experience will enhance our continued growth and contribute greatly to our success in supporting LSU and Tiger Nation.”

Helmke brings an impressive breadth of knowledge to the executive team. He began his 24-year career as a consultant focused on business process improvement, IT and strategic change projects for Fortune 500 organizations including Goldman Sachs, Accenture, FedEx and Bank of America. He has held leadership roles in the banking software industry with Equifax; led the growth of one of Louisiana’s largest educational technology firms; and most recently focused on growing his marketing and advertising agency.

“As a proud LSU alumnus, the opportunity to help grow our university, have an impact on future generations of graduates and influence the success of our state is an honor,” Helmke said.

A native of Baton Rouge, Helmke earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from LSU in 1993 and an MBA from Baylor University in 1994.

About the LSU Alumni Association
The mission of the LSU Alumni Association is to protect, promote and foster the welfare of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College and to create and nurture mutually beneficial relationships between the university and its alumni and friends. The association, using the talents and resources of alumni and friends of LSU, supports the university in pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and public service to future and current alumni.



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