Sandra McQuain is a seasoned executive and joins SPI with over 30 years of experience in advising private and public sector clients on strategic planning, financial operations, business development, economic issues, public relations, coalition building and public-private partnerships.
Sandra recently served as the Executive Director of the England Economic and Industrial Development District (EEIDD), a base redevelopment public agency, which includes Alexandria International Airport (AEX) among its four operating divisions. Before becoming the executive leader of EEIDD, Sandra worked in the private sector as Chief Operating Officer for a manufacturing company located in Louisiana, and as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Operations for a software development company located in Nevada.
In her earlier career, Sandra provided business development, marketing, government relations and public relations counsel to professional service firms, governmental entities, and corporations.
In addition to the EEIDD, her government-related experience includes service to a Tennessee Governor, serving as State Director to a U.S. Senator (TN), and managing the Office of Press for a United States Attorney (TN).
Sandra served on the Louisiana Board of Commerce and Industry and was selected by Global Trade magazine as one of the Top 11 Women in Logistics. In 2020, Sandra served on the Resilient Louisiana Commission – Transportation and Infrastructure Task Force, an entity established by Gov. Edwards to address Louisiana’s response to the COVID crisis. She is currently Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce.