Broussard hired by DEMCO _lowres

Mary Broussard

Dixie Electric Membership Corp. has named Mary Broussard as its new account service manager, charged with assisting in economic development, new customer acquisitions and member service initiatives.

Broussard, a 20-year veteran of Entergy, retired earlier this month. She is a former customer service manager, account service manager and communications specialist serving Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. She also served as site communicator at River Bend Nuclear Station in St. Francisville.

“We are tremendously pleased to have Mary on our team,” said John Vranic, DEMCO CEO and general manager. “She has a diverse background in the utility business, plenty of enthusiasm and vast experience throughout our service territory. She will be an asset to our business development initiatives.”

Broussard has worked in Livingston Parish and the city of Central as a customer service manager handling media, governmental and commercial interests. She served as board chairwoman of the Livingston Economic Development Council, Livingston Chamber of Commerce and the East Baton Rouge Workforce Development Board. She is past president of the Livingston Parish Rotary.

Earlier this year, the LEDC honored Broussard with the Bob Easterly Award for contributions to economic development in the parish.

Broussard and her husband, Tom Acosta, recently completed a year as Rotary District 6200’s governor and spouse and have traveled internationally with Rotary. She is a graduate of LSU.

DEMCO is a locally owned electric utility that serves over 105,000 members in East Baton Rouge, Livingston, Ascension, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, St. Helena and Tangipahoa parishes.