Michael Eades, president/CEO of Ascension Economic Development Corp., recently was elected secretary for the Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association for 2016.

LIDEA is a statewide professional trade organization with a mission to increase the effectiveness of individuals involved in the practice of economic development in Louisiana, a news release said.

“LIDEA is looking forward to working with Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards and his administration as well as the Legislature to provide input on the state of business incentives,” said Frank Fink, 2016 president.