FOUNDER/MANAGING DIRECTOR: MARK S. LEWIS
Founder and Managing Director Mark S. Lewis began his career with IBM and left after thirteen years to form Communiqué, a New Orleans based Internet Service Provider (ISP). Communiqué quickly became the Gulf South’s largest ISP’s building a client base of over 10,000 users. Communiqué was sold to a national player and a year later Mark founded EyeOnet, an Internet sales and marketing consulting firm that later merged with two other businesses into Orange Twine, with Mark serving as Chairman and Director of Business Development. In 2000, Orange Twine was chosen by the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce as the Rising Tide Small Business of the Year in Technology. In 2002, Orange Twine was later purchased by a wireless Internet provider and late that year Mark assumed the role of President of the Louisiana Technology Council (LTC) to assist with the technological development of the State of Louisiana. In November of 2005, Mark was selected by the Governor’s office as Technology Leader of the Year for the State of Louisiana for his contributions to the technology industry. Through his leadership, the LTC helped Louisiana become one of the top three states in the country in technology job and wage growth going from 49th out of 50 states in technology employment to 32nd. Mark joined the consulting firm Simmons & White as a partner in December 2012. He has taken over the company and renamed it back to Communiqué once again. For the past six years, Mark has moderated CEO Round tables in both Baton Rouge and New Orleans and has published a #1 Amazon Best Seller book called GIVE A DAMN - The Ticket to Cultural Change. For more on Mark, download here. Or visit his LinkedIn profile.
SENIOR ANALYST/CONSULTANT/COACH: TERESON DUPUY
Tereson Dupuy brings a wealth of knowledge to Communique with over 20 years of experience as a business analyst, coach, consultant and successful entrepreneur. With her flagship product, FuzziBunz Diapers, she not only built a multi-million-dollar enterprise, but disrupted an industry by modernizing cloth diapers and providing more sustainable solutions to new parents over disposables. Tereson is highly respected for her business acumen, her tenacity and her commitment to environmental change. She has appeared on shows like Shark Tank, Big Ideas for a Small Planet, Big Idea with Donny Deautch and has been written up in the New York Times and INC Magazine. She is now working on a vision to create a reusable underwear solution for adults experiencing incontinence. More than an entrepreneur, Tereson is a visionary with a strong propensity for influencing positive business and social change towards success. She is a fearless leader and does not flinch at talking about what it takes for business success and environmental conservation. For more info on Tereson, download here. Or visit her LinkedIn profile.
For over 10 years Communiqué has partnered with WWLTV to bring you Digital Gumbo, a monthly program that promotes technology initiatives throughout the Gulf Coast region. Have a unique idea? Let us know and you could be on TV.
Since 2011, Communiqué has partnered with EFM in presenting the Louisiana IT Symposium, specifically for CIOs, CTOs, VP of IT etc, and their direct reports.
Since 2013, Communiqué, Louisiana Economic Development and EO of Louisiana has provided CEO Round tables for both New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
Mark Lewis is the Membership Board Chair for EO Louisiana and in 2019 he helped EO of LA become the fastest growing chapter in the Country. EO is the only global network exclusively for entrepreneurs, with a network of 13,000+ leading entrepreneurs in 52 countries.