Michael J. Olivier has served as Secretary of Louisiana Economic Development since June of 2004. Prior to his appointment, Olivier worked as an economic developer in Louisiana and Mississippi for more than 30 years.
Olivier has been recognized locally, regionally and nationally for his leadership in professional economic development. His commitment to excellence in economic development earned him top honors from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) with the 2006 Edward deLuca Lifetime Achievement Award. Olivier also received the American Economic Development Council’s Distinguished Service Award in 1995, 1996 and 1997.