John S. Hightower and Stephen J. Holliday join the Office of Alumni Relations


Hightower joins the Law Center as Senior Development Officer. He has extensive experience in fundraising and public affairs, having worked with numerous corporations, associations, and nonprofit organizations, including AARP, Baton Rouge Technology Council, LA Motor Transport Association, The Tobacco Institute, and Georgia-Pacific Corporation. Hightower has been the owner of John S. Hightower, Public Affairs Counsel since 1986. The firm specialized in lobbying, public relations, and small organization management. He has been affiliated with numerous local, statewide, and national organizations including LABI, PAR, BR Area Chamber of Commerce, Southern Public Relations Federation, Public Relations Society of America, among others. He has been active with many nonprofit organizations, including the The Environmental and Health Council of Louisiana, Boy Scouts of America, Campfire, Junior Achievement, the Arts and Humanities Council of Baton Rouge, YMCA, Adult Literacy Advocates, and the Press Club of Baton Rouge.

Holliday joins the Law Center as Associate Director for Alumni Relations. He has a successful career spanning over 10 years in private legal practice, with a concentration in immigration and nationality law, and several years in government and business. He obtained his J.D. from the LSU Law Center in 1994 and M.B.A. from LSU in 2005. Holliday was managing partner and senior counsel at the Holliday Law Firm in Baton Rouge. He has extensive corporate governance experience in mergers, acquisitions, securities, international work, and in complex telecommunications and international transactions. Holliday also formerly worked with IBM, the Louisiana State Senate, and Lexis-Nexis, and clerked with Honorable Judges Rosemary Pillow and Byron Stringer. He is a member of Rotary Club of Baton Rouge, the LA and American Bar Associations, the Baton Rouge Bar Association, The American Inns of Court, American Immigration Lawyers’ Association, and The City Club of Baton Rouge.

We are pleased to welcome both of these distinguished individuals to the Law Center.