Dr. Markey W. Pierré is a trailblazer and a pioneer in many non-traditional roles for African American women. She has successfully bridged the gap between north and south Louisiana by developing effective strategies to achieve meaningful changes for client initiatives as the president and managing partner for Southern Strategy Group of North Louisiana.
Dr. Pierré was the youngest and the first African American to hold the title of Chairman of the Board for the Independence Bowl in 2006. In 2008, she added to that list of firsts when she was elected the first African American woman to lead the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce as Chairman of the Board.
A native of Princeton, LA, Dr. Pierre’ received her B.S. in Business Administration from Louisiana Tech University, her MBA from Nova Southeastern in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and finally her Doctorate in Business Administration from Walden University. Markey is a proud member of Union Mission Baptist Church #1 and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
While she has received numerous awards and accolades from the community, what she believes matters most is that in all you have done — were you able to help someone in the process, did you make a difference?