Speaker Profile

Sherri McConnell
Principal / McConnell and Associates Consulting

Sherri McConnell presently serves as Principal of McConnell and Associates Consulting, a New Orleans based firm focused on entertainment industry development. Her clients range from private business to government economic development organizations. Prior to forming her consulting firm, Sherri served as Executive Director of the Office of Entertainment Industry Development, the state’s office dedicated to the development of the region’s entertainment industry, where she crafted and administered the highly successful tax incentive programs credited with creating a billion dollar industry annually for the state of Louisiana, and which over 40 states currently emulate. She has been intimately involved in cultivating and developing new opportunities for creative businesses to thrive, and for the larger entertainment sector to become a permanent and sustainable force in Louisiana's economy.