Bio: Kevin Langley has been an entrepreneur since his days as a student at Louisiana State University (LSU). Since then, as a serial entrepreneur, he has successfully founded and grown several businesses, including one of New Orleans-area’s top 100 largest privately held businesses.
Langley is currently the CEO and co-owner of Ellis Construction, Inc., a regional commercial contractor based in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He also owns various other companies in real estate and construction. Langley and his companies have received numerous awards including: Inc magazine’s Inner City 100, New Orleans’ City Business magazine’s Power Generation award, and the Junior Achievement’s Rising Star award.
Langley is the past Chairman 2011-2012 of the Global Board for the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), having been a champion of the organization and its members for many years. In his role as returning EO New Orleans chapter President, he successfully led the recovery of the chapter after Hurricane Katrina, and organized and launched EO’s Accelerator program in New Orleans. Accelerator helps grow early-stage entrepreneurial ventures into companies earning more than $1 million (US) in annual revenue. The program is currently helping hundreds of early stage entrepreneurs grow their businesses in 26 cities in 5 countries. He also served as chair of EO’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards.
In 2009, he represented the United States at the G8 Youth Entrepreneurship Summit in Stressa, Italy. As a founding member of the G20 Youth Entrepreneurship Alliance (YEA) he represented the United States at the 2010 G20 YEA Summit in Ottawa, Canada; Nice, France, November 2011; and Mexico City, Mexico June 2012. He also recently lead the U.S. delegation at the Moscow Summit June of 2013 and currently serves on the G20 YEA Steering Committee.
Langley has served as an entrepreneurial delegate for the U.S. Department of State in Egypt, Indonesia, Morocco, Algeria and Greece. Various governments and NGO have also asked him to serve as an advisor for their entrepreneurial ecosystems.
He is serving on the Global Entrepreneurship Week Advisory Board, Louisiana Board of Commerce and Industry, the Louisiana Innovation Council, the LSU Honors College Advisory Board, the LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute and the Xavier University Business Advisory Council. Langley and his wife, Donna, are the proud parents of eleven-year-old triplets