Michael Tomlinson is the Executive Director of Hammond Economic Development. He has worked in the field of economic development, beginning in 1986, with a variety of organizations including the STEDF (St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation) and CLECO (Central Louisiana Electric Company).
After graduating from Ruston High School, Michael served in the US Navy from 1970 to 1974, working primarily in ASW (anti-submarine warfare). He is a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Covington, Louisiana and a member of the American Legion, Post #0016.
Michael is a graduate of Leadership St. Tammany West, a Certified Louisiana Economic Developer (CLED), and holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology from Louisiana State University.