BRF Board & Leadership


BRF’s vision to be a catalyst for positive economic change in North Louisiana has attracted an all-volunteer board of key local civic leaders and experienced and capable professionals from throughout the United States.

2020 Board of Directors

John F. George, Jr. MD

President and CEO


Lennis S. Elston, CPA



Arlena Acree

Former Director, Film, Media, and Entertainment
City of Shreveport


Ralph W. Baucum III MD

Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists


Edward J. Crawford III

Managing Partner
Atco Investment Co.


Donald E. Jones

Former Mayor of Bossier City


Curtis R. Joseph, Jr.

Winchell & Joseph, LLC


Bernard Kimble

Senior Pastor
Mount Olive Baptist Church Shreveport


Billy Montgomery

Former Louisiana State Representative 


Bonnie Moore

Director, Community Development
City of Shreveport


Terry E. Moore

Senior Financial Advisor
Global Wealth Management


Malcolm Murchison

Bradley, Murchison, Kelly & Shea, LLC


Linda C. Sell, CPA

Linda C. Sell, C.P.A.


Arthur Thompson

Former Clerk of Council City of Shreveport


Graham Walker

President and CEO


Willie C. White III

David Raines Community Health Centers



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