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Meet Maxine C. Cormier 


Maxine C. Cormier is a governmental and legislative lobbyist and business development consultant. With nearly 30 years of experience in the industry. Cormier is well-respected and influential among legislators and governmental decision makers.


Cormier received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and a Master of Arts Degree in Public Administration and Management from Webster College. To further her professional development, she completed additional studies in Transactional Analysis and Communications (Northwestern Louisiana University, Natchitoches, LA) and Communication and Public Relations (Howard University, Washington, DC).

Convener | Lobbyist | Consultant | Servant Leader

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Cormier served as a member of the national board of directors of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., where she was the National Co-Chair of Program, Planning, and Development. Cormier is a member of the Pennington Biomedical Foundation Board and a former member of the board of directors of for both the Baton Rouge Area Foundation and Family Services of Greater Baton Rouge.  She has also served as the past president of the Commission on the Needs of Women.

Maxine Cormier currently serves as convener and founder of the Louisiana Women Leaders, a network of statewide organizations who educate, engage, empower, and equip African American Women to vote. Louisiana Women Leaders is an intergenerational group of women that represent a myriad national organization, elected officials, community leaders and legislative districts. To date, Cormier, has engaged over 10,000 women through Louisiana Women Leaders by mobilizing communities around civic engagement.

Client Testimonials 


Maxwell Ciardullo 

Director of Policy And Communications

Louisiana Fair Housing Association

"For more than six years, the Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center (LaFHAC) has depended on Maxine Cormier for essential guidance, shrewd advocacy, and access to legislative leaders in Baton Rouge. With her assistance, LaFHAC has passed landmark legislation to protect survivors of domestic violence from housing discrimination, defeated harmful preemption efforts, and enacted long-overdue reforms to landlord-tenant law."

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Monika Gerhart,

Director of State Relations

Mayor LaToya Cantrell, City of New Orleans

"I have worked with Ms. Cormier for a number of years and have grown to trust her extraordinary instincts and wisdom.  From foreclosure prevention to the Louisiana Violence Against Women Act, she has led passage of often difficult legislation year after year, and I'm grateful that she's part of our team."


Deborah Fernandez,

Past President and Legislative Chair , LACSW

"Maxine Cormier was the lobbyist for our professional organization, La Assn of Clinical Social Workers for over 25 years. She was critical in helping our social work professionals accomplish the goal of obtaining the right to independently diagnose and treat mental health disorders in La. The passage of that law in 1999 has withstood many challenges over the years since then , also largely due the her continued guidance in lobbying the La State Legislature to protect and retain that right. Maxine is the consummate professional , able to navigate the legislative process and advocate for and effectively advise her clients ; she simultaneously earned the respect of legislative allies and opponents ." 

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