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Louisiana Policy Institute for Children Expands Team, Names Candace Weber, MBA as Director of Partnerships

Louisiana Policy Institute for Children Expands Team, Names Candace Weber, MBA as Director of Partnerships

Education reform champion joins LPIC in a newly-created role

NEW ORLEANS (October 12, 2021) — The Louisiana Policy Institute for Children (LPIC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that high-quality early education is accessible to all, has announced that Candace Weber, MBA has joined the team as director of partnerships. Weber, previously with the Louisiana Department of Education, joins the organization with a wealth of leadership and communication skills and experience across a wide range of industries.

“Our organization continues to grow as we experience continued success as we advocate for young children across Louisiana,” said Dr. Libbie Sonnier, Ph.D., executive director of LPIC. “Candace Weber has joined our team to build on this momentum and further increase our capabilities as an organization. Candace has already proven to be an invaluable asset to our team and I’m thankful to hire a director of her caliber.”

As director of partnerships, Candace Weber will foster and grow LPIC’s strategic relationships with other organizations, businesses and government agencies that work in the early education sector. Weber will also oversee efforts to engage current and prospective partners and to educate them on policy issues on an ongoing basis.

In addition to her role at LPIC, Candace Weber is pursuing a doctorate in public policy with a concentration in early education policy at the Nelson Mandela College of Government and Social Sciences at Southern University. 

Weber is an alumnae of Pepperdine University, where she received her Masters of Business Administration, and of The Broad Center – now merged with the Yale School of Management – where she obtained a Masters in Educational Leadership. Candace Weber began her accomplished academic career at Xavier University of Louisiana where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in business administration.

Candace Weber is proud wife, mother of two and an active member of her community. Weber has served as the south central regional community service chair for Jack and Jill of America, Inc., the community service chair for the Regional Teen Conference and as a lead contact and team coordinator for Komen Race for the Cure, Los Angeles affiliate.
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