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Panelist Bio


Jacqueline Beauchamp
CEO and co-founder of Nergyzed Entertainment

Ms. Jacqueline S. Beauchamp is the co-founder, Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of Nerjyzed (pronounced Energized) Entertainment, Inc, a privately held African-American owned interactive digital media development and publishing company headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. With a development staff of over forty (40) full-time employees, Nerjyzed develops and publishes high quality video games and films that reflect the urban market segment. Ms. Beauchamp has 20+ years of experience in the high-end technology and multimedia entertainment industry with an established and proven track record.

Before founding Nerjyzed, Ms. Beauchamp became the first African American female General Manager within Motorola where she led the Multimedia Systems Division. Led by Ms. Beauchamp, this global organization developed silicon for the DVD and high-end Audio products, as well as the organization developed digital set-box and video games. As an engineering technologist at IBM, where she holds a “High Density Memory Module” United States Patent, Ms. Beauchamp accrued 10 years of extensive expertise in the areas of product design and development, as well as advanced technology development.

Ms. Beauchamp is also a noted speaker on digital entertainment technology and it’s impact on the entertainment industry. Most recently, she presented: “The New Yellow Brick Road: Where Entertainment Meets Technology” at the Global Film Conference sponsored by the Motion Picture Association of America. She is also recognized in the video gaming industry as being a pioneer in the forefront of black-owned studios and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, Jet Magazine, Black Enterprise, and was a 2007 Black Enterprise Innovator of the Year finalist.

Most recently Ms. Beauchamp was voted as the 2009 Influential Business Woman of the year by the Baton Rouge Business Report.

Ms. Beauchamp’s board affiliations and memberships include:
*Board Member, State of Louisiana Workforce Investment Council, Vice-Chairman Governor Appointed)
*Board Member, State of Louisiana Innovation Council (Governor Appointed)
*Board Member, Baton Rouge Area Chamber
*Board Member, Southern University System Foundation
*Advisory Board Member, Baton Rouge Film Commission
*Former Board Member, LSU System Research & Technology Foundation
*Former Board Member, Louisiana Partnership for Technology & Innovation
*Active Member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Ms. Beauchamp received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with minors in Computer Science and Mathematics from Southern University with Cum Laude honors and this great institution is where her 20-year old daughter Corbin is currently completing her junior year majoring in Business with a minor in Mass Communications.

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     02/18 - Drawing the Line: Sexual Harassment in Louisiana

How widespread is the problem in our state? Take the survey!
Governor John Bel Edward’s deputy chief of staff, Johnny Anderson, resigned in November due to allegations of sexual harassment. A month earlier, celebrity chef John Besh stepped down from his restaurant management group after sexual harassment accusations. Charges of sexual misconduct in the workplace against celebrities and government officials made state and national headlines during the last several months of 2017.

How widespread is the problem in our state? Where is the distinction drawn between boorish acts and abusive behavior? Is every circumstance unique or should all offenders be dealt with in the same manner? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “Drawing the Line: Sexual Harassment in Louisiana” Wednesday, February 28 at 7 p.m. on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Tuesday, February 27)

Panelists:
- Sen. Sharon Hewitt, R-Slidell; Senate Select Committee on Women and Children
- Craig Broome; Louisiana Society of Human Resource
- Janice Lansing, Chairperson of Governor Edwards’ Sexual Harassment & Discrimination Policy Task Force
- Allison A. Jones; attorney; Downer, Jones & Wilhite in Shreveport

Robyn Merrick will host.
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