Liz Swaine announces departure from Shreveport DDA

Liz Swaine - Shreveport Downtown Development Authority (DDA)

Liz Swaine, known for her 13-year tenure as the Executive Director of the Shreveport Downtown Development Authority and the non-profit Downtown Shreveport Development Corporation, has announced her departure to embark on a new chapter in her career.

Liz Swaine’s Career

Swaine, whose background in journalism preceded her leadership roles in downtown development, is set to rekindle her passion for reporting as The Shreveport-Bossier City Advocate’s new business reporter. The SBC Advocate launched its operations in Shreveport on July 17.

Swaine’s professional journey has been marked by her initial foray into local broadcast journalism, where she extensively covered business news. Her subsequent dedication to fostering downtown development through her roles with the Downtown Development Authority and the Downtown Shreveport Development Corporation exemplifies her commitment to community growth and enhancement.

The Future of the Shreveport DDA

Her tenure at the Downtown Development Authority will conclude on December 31, paving the way for Swaine to embark on her new journalistic endeavor with The Shreveport-Bossier City Advocate as the new year commences.

Swaine asserts that, despite her career transition, her unwavering dedication and sentiments toward bolstering local businesses and downtown revitalization remain steadfast.

No announcement has been made as to who may replace her as the executive director.

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