Joseph Dunn's roots in Louisiana date back to the 1740s. His understanding of Louisiana’s distinct cultures, languages, and heritage has afforded him the opportunity to work at the highest levels of the state’s tourism and cultural industries.
Prior to founding Louisiana Perspectives Marketing & Consulting in 2014, Joseph served as Executive Director of the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL). He has held positions at the Consulate General of France in New Orleans; the Office of the Lieutenant Governor; the Louisiana Office of Cultural Development; the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association; Laura: A Creole Plantation; and the Louisiana Office of Tourism.
Internationally, he has twice worked as a product development and interpretation consultant with Parks Canada. While with the Lt. Governor's Office, he played a leading role in the early development of the World Cultural Economic Forum. Later, as executive director of CODOFIL, Joseph led the renegotiation of Louisiana’s cultural and educational accords with the governments of France and Belgium.
He has presented in English and French at conferences, workshops, and political and economic trade missions in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and Europe. Joseph is often featured in francophone print and broadcast media and documentaries as a leader in the French language movement in Louisiana.
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