Living in the Gray: How to Make Plans in an Uncertain World

Keynote Session
Wednesday, May 11 from 10-11 a.m. ET
Attendees Can Earn 1 CPE Credit

How can you effectively make plans for your future if you don’t even know what next week will bring? In this keynote, you will hear from Mayor Adrian Perkins – one of the youngest Mayors in the United States – about how he charts his community’s future in an uncertain world.


Adrian Perkins is the Mayor of Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born in the Cedar Grove neighborhood of Shreveport, attending Arthur Circle, Youree Drive Middle School, and Captain Shreve High School.

In the wake of 9/11, Adrian Perkins accepted a nomination to the United States Military Academy.  There, he was the captain of the track team and the first African-American graduate elected Class President in West Point’s history. Perkins deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan after graduating from West Point.  He achieved the rank of Captain and Company Commander in the United States Army and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service.  After three tours of duty, the Tillman Foundation accepted Perkins into their Tillman Scholar Program, enabling him to attend Harvard Law School, where he was again elected Student Body President.

On April 26, 2018, he announced his candidacy for Mayor of Shreveport, and on December 29th, 2018, Adrian Perkins was installed as the 56th Mayor of Shreveport.


Twitter: @ShreveportMayor