Melissa Thompson

The Leslie Knope of Baton Rouge

Show Notes

When it comes to city pride, Melissa Thompson gives Leslie Knope a run for her money — in fact, she's often referred to as the "Leslie Knope of Baton Rouge."

Melissa brings a passion for the city that is absolutely contagious. And it's a good thing too — as the Director of Talent Development at Baton Rouge Area Chamber, it's her job to help people, young and old, love where they live and stick around for the long haul.

This episode is a goldmine of local favorites. We dive into her story and learn why she moved back from Memphis, why she loves Baton Rouge so much and the unique cultural flavors of the city that make it a great place to live, work and play.




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