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Panelist Bio

Noah Boudreaux
COO, Sparkhound IT Services Company

Noah Boudreaux is the Chief Operating Officer of Sparkhound, one of the nation’s fasting growing technology companies in the country.

Noah started his IT career over 14 years ago with a degree in Computer Science and a passion for solving problems. After working for Appro Systems for several years as an accomplished Systems Engineer, he moved to a position as Data Center Team Lead, and eventually Delivery Manager for Equifax, Inc. During his tenure there, he worked with some of the largest and most respected financial firms in the country such as BMW Financial, Regions Bank, Bank of America and Capital One in order to manage a variety of software delivery and implementation projects.

In 2005, Noah decided to branch into a Business Consulting role at Sparkhound, working closely with the company's enterprise-level customers with a focus on operational efficiencies. Then, in 2008, Noah accepted an offer to become Vice President of Operations (Louisiana) when Sparkhound's growth and desire to pursue a broader vision necessitated a new organizational structure. As Vice President of Operations, Noah led all of Louisiana's operational practices, focusing on quality delivery and a customer experience second to none.

After a successful tenure as VP of Operations, Noah's leadership granted him the opportunity to become Sparkhound's Chief Operating Officer (COO) in 2013. As COO, Noah oversees operation of the entire organization, helping VP's in all markets achieve their visions for success. He also has direct line of sight to Sparkhound's Support Services arm, which provides national IT support for customer's infrastructure and applications. Partnering with Sparkhound's president and chief sales officer, Noah brings his perspective of operational and customer service excellence, along with a passion for an engaged workforce to the senior leadership team.

Noah has been married to Christina for five years, and they have two daughters, Ava and Addisyn. He is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University and is devoted to his continued growth as a leader for the organization. Additionally, Noah participates in the following organizations and programs:
• Association of Information Technology Professionals
• Louisiana Technology Council
• International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners
• Franklin Covey 4DX Evangelist/Enthusiast

Current Topic

     03/18 - Making Schools Safe

Where does Louisiana stand in this national discussion?
The school shooting in Broward County Florida that took the lives of 17 people has reignited the debate over how to make our schools safe. Energized students nationwide are calling for restricted access to certain guns. Congress is considering broader background checks and age limits on gun purchases. President Donald Trump is most enthusiastic about training school staff members to carry concealed weapons.

Where does Louisiana stand in this national discussion? How would gun control proposals affect the 45% of Louisianans who own guns? What mental health services are available to prevent teenagers from acting out violently? What increased security measures should schools take and how much will they cost? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “Making Schools Safe” airing Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. on LPB and WLAE in New Orleans. (Taping Tuesday, March 27.)

Our panelists are:
• Sheriff Jason Ard, Livingston Parish
• Betty Muller, M.D., Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
• Scott Richard, Louisiana School Boards Association
• Sen. Neil Riser, R-Columbia

The program features interviews with Bossier Parish School Superintendent Scott Smith; Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington; Director of Security for Bossier Parish Schools, Lt. Adam Johnson; and Meagan Medley, Ph.D., a nationally-certified school psychologist and assistant professor at Nicholls State University. LPB CEO, Beth Courtney, and LPB news anchor, Andre’ Moreau, will moderate the discussion.

Louisiana Public Square
can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.
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