Meet Business Report’s 2023 Forty Under 40

    They are the next generation of Baton Rouge leaders, and they are driving transformation in business and the community.

    Among their ranks is a Public Service Commission member devoted to economic and racial justice and consumer protections. A national stuttering advocate. An entrepreneur providing community acts of kindness through a laundry service. And one of the architects of LSU’s booming NIL program.

    Meet Business Report’s 2023 Forty Under 40.

    In the business sector, these honorees are trailblazers, driving innovation and shaping the local economy. They represent a diverse range of industries, from startups to established corporations, and are redefining success.

    In the community, our honorees are passionate advocates for social causes, education, health care, and more. They are committed to making a positive difference through initiatives to uplift communities and champion causes.

    In the public sector, they are shaping policies and tackling the complex challenges facing our city—all with the goal of building a better Baton Rouge for all its residents.

    Our team worked with a panel of community leaders to carefully review more than 500 nominations for 253 individuals to make the difficult decisions in choosing this year’s class. As you read about these 40 honorees, you will discover the diverse talents and backgrounds that make up the fabric of our community.

    They are leaders who inspire, challenge conventions, and contribute to a brighter future for Baton Rouge.