Jacklyn Ducote and Associates, LLC, led by Jacklyn Ducote, is a Baton Rouge based company that specializes in the archiving of company records. Ducote was the first female President of the Public Affairs Research Council, the Executive Vice President of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, President of the Louisiana State University Manship School ALumni Board, and chair for the LSU Journalism Building renovation committee. Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Ducote led the Public Policy Leadership Institute for SMHA and the 11-parish Rural Recovery Response. She is a long-time advocate for improving open meeting and public record laws in Louisiana. Ducote is a two-time LSU graduate with a Bachelor’s in Journalism and a Master’s in Library Science.