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Cowser named among "Northshore's Finest"

Contact: Rene Abadie


   HAMMOND – Erin Moore Cowser of Hammond, executive assistant to the president at Southeastern Louisiana University, has been selected one of “Northshore’s Finest Under 40” young professionals in a fundraising event sponsored by the Louisiana Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
   The event recognized 15 young professionals from the region who exemplify outstanding leadership qualities, are active in volunteer roles and have excelled in the business community. In her position, Cowser works on public policy and public relations initiatives for the university including academic endeavors, athletics programming and alumni activities. In addition, she serves as legislative liaison for the university.
   The honorees were recognized recently at a luncheon at Tchefuncta Country Club and were asked to use their talent and leadership qualities to further the mission of the CF Foundation: to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease.
   “Events like the Northshore’s Finest are essential to finding the next generation of leaders for the CF Foundation,” said Jim Harp, executive vice president and CFO of Hornbeck Offshore, which sponsored the event. “We have an abundance of leadership talent in the area that could help us close the door on this disease. We are very close to moving CF from being the number one genetic killer of children to a nuisance disease that can be easily controlled or managed through medication.”
   A member of the Hammond Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Cowser received the 2009 Community Service Award for her work as chair of the chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee. She is a graduate of the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute and Leadership St. Tammany West. She has served on the boards of the Leadership St. Tammany Alumni Foundation, the Zeta Tau Alpha Northshore Alumnae and Hospice Foundation of the South. A graduate of LSU with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications, she is currently pursing a graduate degree in organizational communication at Southeastern.

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