Pat Witty

Patrick has served as the Director of Small Business and Community Services at Louisiana Economic Development since 2005. He has over 40 years of experience in community and economic development, banking, public finance and government.

In addition to his work with small business and community capacity building, Patrick serves as staff support for the department’s engagement with regional economic development organizations as well as disaster response, recovery and resilience.

Patrick earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He has served on the New Roads City Council, as President of the Pointe Coupee Chamber of Commerce, President of the Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association (LIDEA) and as State President of the Louisiana Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees).

Patrick is currently in formation to become a Permanent Deacon in the Catholic Church, serving the Diocese of Baton Rouge.

He and his wife of 40+ years, Stephanie reside in Ventress.