Governor John Bel Edwards will deliver the keynote address at the 2018 Fall Meeting on October 23. He has served as governor of Louisiana since 2015. Prior to his election as governor, Edwards served as a House Representative.
Edwards graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1988. Following his military career, Edwards graduated Order of the Coif from the Louisiana State University Law Center. He went on to open a civil law practice in his home town of Amite. Edwards was honored with the Friend of Education award from Delta Kappa Gamma Society of Key Women Educators in 2014.