Ms. Laborde has developed more than three thousand affordable and market-rate homes and commercial and community facilities both directly and in partnership with local non-profits, city and state government, and the private sector. Prior to joining Gulf Coast Housing Partnership, Ms. Laborde operated Kaliope, LLC, a real estate development and consulting company which she established in 1999. Previously, she was founder and executive director of the first bank-owned community development corporation in Louisiana. Before settling in Louisiana, Ms. Laborde held a variety of management positions with private sector real estate developers in Missouri and North Carolina.
Ms. Laborde holds a BS in economics from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and an MBA from Tulane University. She was appointed to the board of directors of the Louisiana Land Trust in 2012. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Housing Partnership Network as well as both the Louisiana Association of Affordable Housing Providers and the Mississippi Association of Affordable Housing Providers. And she is a member of both the First NBC and Richman NMTC LLC Advisory Boards.