Durrell Laurent is a lifelong, 4th generation, resident of Gentilly and a respected leader in his community. Durrell leads with an intentionalfocus on education and the power of social entrepreneurship. He currently serves as President of Einstein Charter Schools Board and President of the Edgewood Heights Neighborhood Association. His entrepreneurship endeavors are rooted in solving the problems in the community through providing healthcare insurance for our underserved seniors citizens. Durrell is keenly aware of the issues impacting Gentilly and will use his experience as a businessman and community leader to bring much needed resources to District 97.
 
Education
Loyola University New Orleans
Institute of Politics
Texas Southern University
BBA in Finance
St. Augustine High School 
High School Diploma 
 
Experience
Owner – Durrell Laurent & Associates Senior Health Insurance Agency
Finance Director – Local Charter Management Organization
Financial Analyst – United States Dept. of Defense 
Financial Analyst II – Avondale Shipyard -Huntington Ingalls Industries
 
Community Involvement
Orleans Parish Democratic Executive Committee (Elected Member)
Einstein Charter Schools (Board President)
Edgewood Heights Neighborhood Association (President)
Corpus Christi-Epiphany Catholic Church – Member
New Leaders Council- Louisiana (Former Finance Director)
Young Democrats of New Orleans (Former Board Member)
St. Augustine High School Young Alumni Association (Former Board Member)