Scott Martinez stepped into the roll last week.
Martinez comes to north Louisiana from the Austin, Texas area and says north Louisiana has several shovel ready sites he hope to introduce to perspective employers.
"The Milhaven site for instance, the area around the guide plant. I think those are tremendous assets that we can market and get some real job creators in this part of the region."
NLEP is a non-profit economic development marketing organization, promoting 14 parishes in north Louisiana.