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

Lauren Lambert-Tompkins

Managing Director, Downtown Business Association

225-283-5803 | lauren@downtownbr.org

CHRISTY BENOIT

Development Director, Downtown Business Association

christy@downtownbr.org

Gordy Rush

President, Downtown Business Association
Vice President, Guaranty Broadcasting

John Snow

Immediate Past President, Downtown Business Association
Partner, Emergent Method

Parker Kilgore

Secretary, Downtown Business Association
Partner, Jones Walker

Ashley Ledet

Treasurer, Downtown Business Association
VP, Manager, Total Rewards & Performance Management, b1BANK

Gabe Vicknair

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

Daniel Stetson

Board Member, Downtown Business Association
Executive Director, LSU Museum of Art

Dwayne Sanburn

Board Member, Downtown Business Association
Owner, 13th Gate and 13th Gate Escape

Jason Roberts

Board Member, Downtown Business Association
Executive Director, Baton Rouge African American Museum

Kelly Anderson

Board Member, Downtown Business Association
Financial Advisor, Northwestern Mutual

Anne Milneck

Board Member, Downtown Business Association
Owner, Red Stick Spice