Jennifer Scialdone LeBlanc, Partner, joined Alcalde & Fay after nearly 20 years of successful advocacy and as a leader in fundraising for a diverse bi-partisan clientele in local, state, and national level political campaigns and non-profit organizations. She is an expert consultant in campaign management and campaign financing. In addition to experience in government relations for the agricultural, forestry, and transportation industries, Ms. LeBlanc is also an innovative fundraiser for the arts and entertainment community.
Since 2008, Ms. LeBlanc has served as the Finance Director for the Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry. For the past six years, she had chaired the annual Fall Ball, the Commissioner’s single largest fundraising event at the Old Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge. She has worked on two successful state Supreme Court justice campaigns, and was also successful in assisting other candidates in Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi for district attorney and judicial races.
Ms. LeBlanc has worked in the Louisiana state legislature to produce positive outcomes for organizations such as the Tipitina’s Foundation, which provides fully-equipped workspaces, training tools, and resources for musicians, filmmakers and other digital media professionals in major Bayou cities. Her representation of the Foundation included working with several international musicians to bring awareness to the disappearing coastline of south Louisiana and wetlands preservation at both the Democratic and the Republican National Conventions. She also worked extensively with line producers and directors in the film industry to structure their scripts and budgets to capture lucrative tax credits in Louisiana.
Having studied business administration and finance at Michigan State University, Ms. LeBlanc is active in pro-bono work with several non-profit organizations including Hospice and Cooks of the Valley, a volunteer organization dedicated to providing direct and personal support for our nation’s service members, veterans, and their families.