Our Leadership

Partners Southeast is led by industry professionals with extensive and varying experience in the public and private sector. Leadership reports directly to the Board of Directors and the Chairman of the Board. 

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j. daniels


Daniels serves Partners Southeast as CEO, and is responsible for the strategic vision and tactical execution of the company.

Over the past 20 years, Daniels' professional career has included various experiences in both the public and private sector organizations. He served in various executive positions in development firms where he built internal infrastructure to execute vertically-integrated, development platforms. Daniels has been instrumental in providing organizations with innovative policies as well as strategic and tactical capabilities critical to the success of developing sustainable communities.


Board of Directors


As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, Partners Southeast is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors. Each director has extensive experience in the housing industry, and has selflessly dedicated himself/herself to carrying through Partners' vision to "become a regional leader in the development and operation of sustainable communities."

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Samuel sanders


Expiration of Term - 12/10/2019

Executive Director
Mid-City Redevelopment Alliance, Inc.

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Pamela wall

first vice-president

Expiration of Term - 4/24/2020

Education Professional

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Philip Smith, Jr.

second vice-president

Expiration of Term - 4/24/2021

Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement
Executive Director, BRCC Foundation

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 Tyra banks

Expiration of Term - 4/24/2020

President & Chief Executive Officer
Banks Consulting, LLC

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Al gensler

Expiration of Term - 4/24/2021

HUD Programs

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dianna payton

Expiration of Term - 4/24/2019

Chief Executive Officer
YWCA Greater Baton Rouge

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Dr. Barbera Carpenter

Expiration of Term - 4/24/2020

Dean of International Education
Southern University A&M College