Mission

About Us

The mission of the Downtown Business Association is to cultivate the economic and cultural identity of Downtown Baton Rouge.

Downtown Business Association will foster a thriving downtown economy based on a cooperation between local businesses, governmental agencies and the residential community, all working together to ensure a vibrant future. The Association will assist business leaders in fulfilling a commitment to achieve growth and opportunity for Downtown.
We are the only member organization representing all businesses in Downtown. A close partner with the Downtown Development District and Visit Baton Rouge, the DBA offers members support and networking opportunities, and produces the largest free concert series in Baton Rouge. Privacy Policy.

Team

Lauralyn Maranto

President, Downtown Business Association
Senior VP of Administration, Visit Baton Rouge

Jay Gaudet

Vice President, Downtown Business Association
Owner, Go Day Realty

Ashley Ledet

Treasurer, Downtown Business Association
Director of Human Resources, St. Joseph’s Academy

Johanna Fini

Secretary, Downtown Business Association
Owner, Fini Firm

Gordy Rush

Immediate Past President, Downtown Business Association
Vice President, Guaranty Broadcasting

Parker Kilgore

Legal Chair, Downtown Business Association
Partner, Jones Walker

Kelly Anderson

Board Member, Downtown Business Association
Financial Advisor, Northwestern Mutual

Jonathan Grimes

Board Member, Downtown Business Association
Executive Vice President, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

John Jackson

Board Member, Downtown Business Association
CEO & Executive Director, Launch Media and Managing Partner, Creative Bloc

Lauren Lambert-Tompkins

Board Member, Downtown Business Association
Baton Rouge Blues Festival & Foundation Executive Director

Luke Lognion

Board Member, Downtown Business Association
Owner, BRASS by Circa 1857

Joe Martin

Board Member, Downtown Business Association
Co-Owner + Creative Director, Red Six Media
Owner, Brickyard South

John Snow

Board Member, Downtown Business Association
Partner, Emergent Method

Casey Tate

Board Member, Downtown Business Association
Assistant Executive Director, Downtown Development District