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Panelist Bio

John F. Smith
100 Black Men

John F. Smith is Vice President of Operations for 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge, LTD. Born in Monroe, Louisiana, Mr. Smith obtained a BS degree in Pre-Med, Zoology with a minor in Chemistry from Southern University.

Mr. Smith worked many years as a Special Laboratory Technician for ExxonMobil. In addition to his research responsibilities he was also critically involved community relations and involvement activities. Most recently he was the Director of Community Affairs for Hollywood Casino and now a consultant for The Godfrey Center for Creative Strategies.

Mr. Smith is a graduate of Leadership BR and serves on several community and civic boards and committees. These include St. James Place Foundation, Spiritas Senior Services, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Dream Teachers, Greater Baton Rouge Literacy Coalition, Board Chair for HOPE Ministries, the Greater Baton Rouge Youth and Planning Board, First United Methodist Church Council and 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge, Inc. His involvement in the 100 include serving as Past President and currently as Vice-President of Programs. He was also most recently awarded the Angel Award by BlueCross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation.

Mr. Smith has one daughter, who is a product of the EBR public school system and is a member of First United Methodist Church.

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     06/18 - Louisiana: Sportsman’s Paradise or Problem?  (ENCORE)

Is Louisiana a Sportsman’s Paradise or Problem?
For decades Louisiana has proclaimed itself as the “Sportsman’s Paradise.” But for today’s hunters, changes to Louisiana’s landscape have caused a decline in the quality of the state’s deer habitat and smaller game. For coastal fishermen, private property rights often unduly restrict access to waters that are considered public in any other state.

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