Congratulations to UREC President & CEO Emel Alexander on being named one of the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report’s 2014 “Forty Under 40” honorees! UREC proudly salutes Mr. Alexander for his outstanding leadership and genuine commitment to improving the Greater Baton Rouge area through community development.
Since assuming his executive leadership role with UREC, Mr. Alexander, 32, has been instrumental in strengthening UREC’s operational capacity and brand, recruiting new partners, diversifying funding and launching transformative community development initiatives.
According to the Business Report, “Emel Alexander’s accomplishments can all be summed up in one simple phrase: making a difference in the lives of others.”
UREC President & CEO Emel Alexander stated in his “Forty Under 40” profile: “As president and CEO of one of the oldest community development organizations in Baton Rouge, I have to be a voice and advocate for the revitalization of distressed neighborhoods across our city. Every day I am working to see greater public investment and more sustainable community development in these areas.” Read the profile in its entirety here.
Honorees were recognized during a special Awards Banquet on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge.