Our Staff

The talented staff at Northeast Louisiana Economic Alliance offers more than 25 years of combined economic development experience. Our expertise and familiarity with Northeast Louisiana will help facilitate your site selection search.

Tana Trichel

Tana Trichel

President and CEO

Tana has presided over Northeast Louisiana Economic Alliance since 2002. The organization has grown in scope and accomplishments under her leadership and the direction of its Board of Directors. She works closely with Louisiana Economic Development, federal, state and local governing bodies, and economic development agencies coordinating the region. Tana, along with the Board of Directors and their leadership are the driving force of the organization.

Michelle Boothe

Michelle Boothe

Vice President of Operations

Michelle manages the operations, departments and accounting for the programs within each year’s strategic plan. Michelle has been an employee since 2002. Michelle manages the Renewal Community Program, oversees all programs and is a very strong contributor to the success of the organization.

Bridgette Mikell

Bridgette Mikell


Bridgette has been with the organization since November 2006. She keeps the many programs, contracts and initiatives in pristine accounting and reporting condition. Her dedication is stellar.

Get in touch with Tana

Office 318-435-4865 x211
Cell 318-348-0826
Email ttrichel@nelea.us

Get in touch with Michelle

Office 318-435-4865 x216
Cell 318-623-9013
Email mboothe@nelea.us

Get in touch with Bridgette

Office 318-435-4865 x214
Cell 318-348-0826
Email bmikell@nelea.us

Please Help Us Honor Dr. Robert Guthrie Jarrell, Jr.

Buy a custom engraved brick and help build the West Carroll Memorial, honoring Dr. Robert Guthrie Jarrell, Jr., beloved physician in Northeast Louisiana.