Speaker Type: Organizer

Kristi Richardson

Kristi Richardson brings more than a decade of experience in education and nonprofit administration. She has worked as a teacher leadership development manager of operations for Teach For America, served as Senior Impact Manager at City Year for several schools in Baton Rouge, including Capitol Middle School and Louisiana Key Academy, and was the business …

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Na’Tisha Natt

She is passionate about advancing entrepreneurship and helping communities thrive. As the Director of Marketing and Communications she develops comprehensive marketing strategies to drive growth for Nexus Louisiana while creating collaborative relationships with entrepreneurs, business leaders, and community officials. Before joining NexusLA, Na’Tisha was the director of public affairs for Louisiana Housing Corporation, the state’s …

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Todd Lowery

Todd Lowery worked in the petrochemical industry for 30 years, gaining experience in business development, finance, operations, acquisitions and divestitures, and negotiations. As the Director of Investment Readiness, he leverages that skill set to help businesses raise capital, manage their finances, and grow their business. Todd holds a mechanical engineering degree from Oklahoma State University …

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Sylvia Alaniz

Sylvia Alaniz is an experienced accountant and human resources professional. Committed to serving the community through her work, she takes pride in providing the best customer services possible to our members, partners, and colleagues. As the Accountant and Human Resources Manager, Sylvia’s role includes, but is not limited to grant management, donor tracking, and employee …

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Kasey Frioux

Kasey Frioux is the longest tenured employee Nexus Louisiana and has been with the organization since it was founded in 2001. As the Facilities Director, she manages the 40,000 square foot Tech Park, serves as the liaison for the board of directors, and assists with all entrepreneurial initiatives. Before joining Nexus Louisiana, Kasey had a …

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Stephen Loy

Stephen Loy is an experienced communications and legislative relations professional. He started with Nexus Louisiana as the director of communication in 2004, and was promoted to Executive Director in 2011. Stephen manages the day-to-day operations, developing strategies to attract early-stage companies, and managing one of Nexus Louisiana’s signature programs, Tech Park Academy. Prior to joining …

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Genevieve Silverman

Genevieve Silverman has dedicated her career to helping entrepreneurs and small business owners thrive. With 25 years of finance, commercial lending, and business development experience, she has a proven track record of excellence. As the president and CEO, she is committed to advancing technology-centric entrepreneurship initiatives and driving economic impact in communities across Louisiana. Genevieve …

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