Wayne Encalarde, Jr.

Wayne Encalarde, Jr.

School of Professional Advancement

Adjunct Faculty


Education & Affiliations

  • Certificate, Economic Development Institute, University of Oklahoma
  • MBA, University of New Orleans
  • BS, Psychology, Spring Hill College


Wayne Encalarde, Jr., MBA, Certified Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP), Master Accredited Small Business Consultant (MASBC), Mentor Program Management (MPM) is Principle of Encalarde Consultants a firm that specializes in small business development from both the macro (Systems Level) and micro level (Individual Businesses). He is an economic development professional, experienced consultant, and small business owner with a passion for concept generation, research and development, education, and training.

Wayne is a Small Business Ecosystem Builder proficient with frame working principles and methodologies for small business growth, coaching & training business owners, as well as educating business students. He is an adjunct professor at both Tulane University in the School of Professional Advancement's Masters of Public Administration department as well as the University of New Orleans in the College of Business's Management and Marketing department. Wayne is an International Affairs Alumni through the Department of State working as an international business consultant as a Professional and Legislative Fellow’s program. He has worked and consulted in Turkey, India, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, and Spain.

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Courses Taught

  • MPAD 7300 Elements of Economic Development
  • MPAD 7320 Economic Development and Urban Transformation
  • MPAD 7330 Social Equity and Economic Development

Professional Experience

  • Encalarde Consultants, Economic Development, Business Center Development, Business Development Consulting
  • New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA), Small Business Ecosystems & GrowthMBA from the University of New Orleans, Economic Development Institute from the University of Oklahoma
  • Urban League of Louisiana, Entrepreneurship, WBRC, & Contractor Advisor

Areas of Expertise

  • Economic Development
  • Economic Development Finance
  • Small Business Ecosystem Development
  • Business Development
  • Venture Capital