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Rob Lalka is professor of practice at Tulane University's A.B. Freeman School of Business, as well as the executive director of the Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Lalka is the co-founder of Medora Ventures, a consulting firm that supports investments with returns for shareholders, the local community, society overall, and generations to come.
Lalka moved to New Orleans from Washington, D.C., where he was a director at Village Capital and a senior advisor at the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. Before that, Lalka served in the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Partnerships and was on the Secretary of State’s policy planning staff.
Lalka graduated from Yale University and holds his master’s degree in global public policy from Duke University. He and his wife Lynn reside in New Orleans' Broadmoor neighborhood, where he serves as a commissioner for the Broadmoor Improvement Association.