Jason Barnes, Director

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Jason Barnes, DirectorPERSONAL:

Nearly a native of Southwest Louisiana, Barnes has permanently resided in the area since 2001. He is married to his wife, Tara, has two daughters, Madison and Lauren Kate, and a rescue dog named Shaggy (aka the son Jason never had.)

EDUCATION:
  • High School: Sulphur High School, Sulphur, Louisiana, Class of 1992
  • College: Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts, Bachelor of Arts Degree, Music Business, Class of 1997 
  • Other: Venue Management School, International Association of Venue Management, Class of 2014
  • Graduate Program, Venue Management School, International Association of Venue Management, Class of 2015
PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT:
  • City of Lake Charles, Director of Marketing and Cultural Affairs
  • Brimstone Historical Society, Executive Director
  • KPLC-TV, Reporter
  • The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, Programs Coordinator
  • Richard Flowers Events, Events Coordinator
  • Disney Company – Special Events Coordinator
ACTIVITIES & HONORS:

  • Appointed Member - Louisiana Environmental Education Commission –– 2012-2014
  • Member – International Association of Venue Management (IAVM) – 2013-Current
  • Current Board Appointments - Arts and Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana, Tipitina's Community Foundation, Junior League Community Advisory Board, Friends of Central School
  • Previous Board Appointments - Lake Charles Symphony, Artist Civic Theatre Society
CALCASIEU PARISH POLICE JURY:

Employed with the Police Jury since 2007