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Panelist Bio

Herbert Dixon, Sr.
Louisiana Workforce Commission

Herbert B. Dixon Sr. is outreach director for the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

His work focuses on connecting people in the Delta parishes of east and northeast Louisiana with quality jobs to lift them out of the cycle of poverty. This includes partnerships with local Workforce Investment Boards and other community organizations.

Dixon, 66, is an Alexandria native and former member of the Rapides Parish School Board. He was first elected to the state House of Representatives in 2008 to represent central Louisiana’s 26th District and retired from the seat in December 2014. He joined the Louisiana Workforce Commission in January 2015
While a member of the House, Dixon served on numerous committees and chaired the Labor and Industrial Relations Committee. He was a member of the Louisiana Black Caucus and the Louisiana Rural Caucus.
Dixon holds a master of education degree from Southern University and has done additional studies at Northwestern State University.

Dixon and his wife, Janet Hartwell Dixon, have five children.

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