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Michelle Clarke Payne, M.P.A.


Michelle Clarke Payne, M.P.A.
Michelle Clarke Payne, M.P.A.

Michelle Clarke Payne is senior director of investor relations at United Way of Southeast Louisiana. She was a management supervisor at Peter Mayer Advertising from 2006 to 2016, specializing in account development, strong client relationships, strategic planning, collaborative thinking and producing great creative that delivers results.

Payne has worked with leading tourism destinations, national tourist attractions, international hotels, casinos, racetracks, energy corporations and top healthcare agencies among many others. As management supervisor, she oversaw a variety of accounts, including Asheville, North Carolina Tourism, Emerald Coast Tourism and Amedisys Home Health Care.

Payne gives back to the city she loves. She sits on the board of directors for both New Orleans Ad Club and American Advertising Federation District 7, serves on the joint council for the Junior League of New Orleans, sits on the Loyola Alumni Board of Directors and is involved in  local nonprofits including Friends of City Park. She has received the Account Executive of the Year Award through the New Orleans Ad Club, the Spirit Award through American Advertising Federation District 7 and the Young Alumna of the Year award from Loyola.


M.P.A., University of New Orleans; B.A., Loyola University New Orleans