Professor of Practice
- Executive Director, Albert Lepage Center
- Albert R. Lepage Professorship in Business
Rob Lalka is the Albert R. Lepage Professor in Business at Tulane Universityâ€™s A.B. Freeman School of Business and Executive Director of the Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He has twice received the A.B. Freeman Schoolâ€™s Excellence in Intellectual Contributions Award and is the author of a forthcoming book on venture capital.
Lalka moved to New Orleans from Washington, DC, where he was a director at Village Capital and a senior advisor at the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. Prior, he served in the U.S. Department of Stateâ€™s Office of Global Partnerships and was on the Secretary of Stateâ€™s Policy Planning Staff, for which he was recognized with the State Departmentâ€™s Superior Honor Award and its Meritorious Honor Award.
Lalka currently serves on the boards of Public Democracy, Inc., Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, and Venture For America in New Orleans. He graduated from Yale University, cum laude with distinction in both history and English, holds his masterâ€™s degree in public policy from Duke University, and completed executive education coursework at Harvard Business School.