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Fred Prejean is President / CEO of Empire Management Inc. He has an impressive background in Managerial Economics, Accounting, Business & Policy Management, Corporate Fiscal Research, Analysis and Development. 

Fred Prejean
As Economic Research and Development Consultants, we solve   business problems everyday. Our Mission is to make your vision a reality. Our methodology is scientific, with a flavor of common sense.

My objectives are to fill a void in a corporate management environment that requires fiscal analysis, fiscal planning and fiscal R & D. Please note my experience of 30 plus years below:

(A) Corporate Policy Management & Oversight
(B) Corporate Fiscal Management & Research
(C) Accounting & Financial Statement Analysis
(D) Info. Technology Efficiency Solutions
(E) General Business Consultation & Lobbying
(F) Development / Evaluation of Policies related to Gov. Affairs.
(G) Board of Directors Training & Research Projects



(I) President -------------------------------------------- 1972 – Present
Empire Management, Inc. --------------------------- Lafayette, La.
Services Provided ---------- Managerial Economics, Socio-economic Research & development including:

(II) UNDERSECRETARY (Director, Office of Management & Finance)--1991--1996, La. Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries -- Baton Rouge, La.

Administration, Supervision and Oversight of an $80M annual Budget. Including Supervision of:
(A) Accounting, Auditing & Budget Control
(B) Procurement & Contract Management
(C) Data Processing
(D) Program Evaluation

(E) Legislative Affairs (Legis. Briefing Initiative)
(F) Personnel Management
(G) Socio-economic Research & Development
(H) Grants Management
(I) License Sales
(J) Property Control
(K) Buildings & Grounds

(III) FIVE YEARS EXPERIENCE in testifying before State Legislative Committees, including the Louisiana State Senate Finance Committee, Louisiana State House Appropriations Committee, Louisiana State Senate and State House Natural Resources Committees. I understand the culture of government bureaucracy, both state and federal.

Degree Earned or Major ---
B.S. Accounting, Pre-Legal Training, Public Policy Institute.

Name of Institutions - Years Attended - City - State
Duke University (Public Policy) --1995 --Durham, N.C.
University of Washington --1974 --Seattle, Wash.
Xavier University --1973 --New Orleans, La.
Southern University --1970-73 --Baton Rouge, La.


Computer Literacy
QuickBooks Pro. --------------------------------------------------------------Software
Quicken ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Software
Lotus Applications -----------------------------------------------------------Software
Excel -------------------------------------------------------------------------------Software
Word -------------------------------------------------------------------------------Software
Works ------------------------------------------------------------------------------Software
Publisher------------------------------------------------------------------------- Software
Other Custom ------------------------------------------------------------------ Software
Web-Site Development---------------------------------------------------- Software

Other Skill Training

NAME ------------------------------------------------------------------ AREA OF STUDY

Ford Foundation Leadership Training ---------------- Business Development
SEDFRE -------------------------------------------------------------- Community Organizing
SEDFRE--------------------------------------------------------------- Human Communications Systems

(1) Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Financial Corporation (Board Member) 
(2) Frestival International de Louisiane (Board Member)
(3) Veazey-McComb Neighborhood Organization
(4) Freetown Neighborhood Organization
(5) Greater S.W. La. Black Chamber of Commerce
(6) Heyman Foundation Scholarship Division (Past Chairman)
(7) Holy Family School (Past Board Member)




(1) University of Washington Pre-Law Training Program
(2) Council on Legal Educational Opportunity Scholarship Award
(3) Ford Foundation, Eleanor Roosevelt Fellowship Award
(4) Southern University S.G.A. Leadership Award


Lafayette City-Parish Distinguished Citizen Award 2007 and 2008
(2) Outstanding Young Men In America
(3) Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Education Award

(1) Energetic and Efficient
(2) Creative, “Thinks Outside the Box”
(3) Self-Starter
(4) Team Player
(5) Organizational Skills
(6) Managerial Experience
(7) Dedication
(8) People Skills
(9) Tireless Worker/Volunteer
(10) Fun and Great Sense of Humor



(1) Reading (2) Swimming (3) Chess (4) Internet Marketing


(1) Economics
(2) Sociology
(3) IT & Computer Technology
(4) Contract Management
(5) Political Science
(6) Psychology
(7) Lobbying

---   VITA   ---
Fred Prejean completed his primary and high school education in Lafayette, LA at St. Paul’s and Holy Rosary Institute, respectively. Following six years in the Marine Corps Reserve, Fred enrolled at Southern University in Baton Rouge and received his B.A. Degree in Accounting. Additional educational studies and professional development include study at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA and the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke University in Durham, NC.
Fred has been married to his wife, Ola, for 33 years, and they have one daughter, Masharika Prejean (Ma-sha-ri-ka). 
“My objectives are to fill a void in an environment that includes fiscal analysis, planning, development and management”.
Fred is President of Empire Management, Inc., and is Chairman of the Lafayette Consolidated Government Planning and Zoning Commission where he helped lead the effort to create Lafayette’s first Comprehensive Development Plan, Lafayette in a Century (LINC).  He served as Undersecretary of the La. State Department of Wildlife and Fisheries from 1991-1996 and gained experience testifying on financial matters before La. State Senate Finance Committee, House Appropriations Committee and the La. State Natural Resource Committee.
From years of community activism and professional work, Fred has a wealth of experience successfully problem-solving and working with different groups to achieve positive results for our neighborhoods, city, parish and state. Fred was presented the Lafayette City-Parish Distinguished Citizen Award during the city-parish council meetings held on October 2, 2007 as well as September 9, 2008. The awards were presented in recognition of Prejean’s important contributions to the betterment of our community and the quality of life of all citizens. The certificates of commendation represents Lafayette’s official recognition of Fred’s outstanding service and unselfish efforts, which have made our community a better place in which to live.  

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