Greg Trahan serves as Director of Economic Development, working to build partnerships by connecting business and industry to LSU’s expert research, knowledgeable faculty, extensive assets, and considerable capabilities. He also serves as a Program Manager in the Transformational Technology and Cyber Research Center.
Prior to joining LSU, he was Director of Business Development at Louisiana Economic Development, representing Louisiana nationally in external business and economic development efforts in software, technology, and defense-related sectors. He was directly involved in projects that to date have generated over 1,500 technology new jobs in Louisiana.
He began his career at then-startup Legacy.com, now one of the most visited sites in the U.S.; his work at Legacy.com resulted in a Webby Award nomination. He has more than 15 years’ experience in web and software development, design, analytics, product development and management, business development, and strategy. He is a graduate of LSU with a B.S. in Biochemistry.