David J. Aubrey
Of the hundreds of future leaders Ebony magazine
has profiled in its 67 year history, David Jeroune Aubrey
was hailed as one of the few from Louisiana in 2001.
Eleven years later, the 38 year-old native of Homer, Louisiana continues to appreciate the recognition through a diligent work schedule and many volunteer efforts.
A 1995 graduate of Grambling State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, he began his career as a faculty member at Homer High School, Special Assistant to the President of Grambling State University, and Field Auditor for Memorial Life Insurance Company.
In 1998, at the age of 24, he
aspirations and delved into the political arena.
As a result, he was elected the first African-American mayor of Homer and Louisiana's youngest mayor.
Since 2008, David
has been involved with building support for both the Northwest Louisiana Community Initiative and its investment fund.
role is to assess the "Second Bottom Line" potential of prospective real estate transactions with regard to their economic, social, and environmental potential.
Among the countless awards and recognitions David
has received, the Shreveport-Bossier Chamber of Commerce
selected him as a recipient of the "40 Under 40 Outstanding Leaders Award" in 2007.
The honor echoes Ebony's
2001 honor for being one of the brightest leaders of our future.