Mary Ellen Slayter is CEO of Rep Cap, which she launched after working as a journalist at The Washington Post and SmartBrief. She has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland and a B.S. in agronomy from Louisiana State University. Mary Ellen serves on the boards of the LSMSA Foundation, Iris, and the Baton Rouge Gallery. She lives in Baton Rouge with her husband, two daughters and one lazy dog.