Simmons & White LLC Announces Name Change To Communiqué LLC

NEW ORLEANS – Effectively immediately, Simmons & White will begin operating under the name of Communiqué LLC.   Back in the mid 1990s, Mark S. Lewis helped form Communiqué, which quickly became a reputable and successful enterprise as an Internet Service Provider in the Gulf South region. The company was later purchased in 1997 and soon thereafter the name was abandoned.

“As a business coaching and consulting firm, the name Simmons & White did not adequately match the services that we provide and many thought we were a law firm, “ states Lewis. “Plus, the two founders of Simmons & White are no longer with the company.  The primary reason I brought back the name Communiqué was because it had a strong and successful reputation in the marketplace and more adequately states what we do:  develop, communicate, and implement effective business coaching and management strategies to help companies succeed quickly.”

Mark spent 13 years with IBM prior to becoming an entrepreneur in 1994 and has been involved in many successful start-up ventures.  He was the former co-founder and President of Communiqué and thereafter ran the company Orange Twine, which won the Chamber’s Small Business of Year Award in Technology. He led the Louisiana Technology Council (LTC) for 10 years prior to joining Simmons & White in late 2012.  Mark currently moderates multiple CEO Round tables in both Baton Rouge and New Orleans and has implemented the highly successful Louisiana IT Symposium for the past 6 years. As result of his accomplishments, Mark was selected by the Governor as Louisiana’s Technology Leader of the Year in 2005.  Finally, Mark is a published author and speaker, focusing on his book GIVE A DAMN!, which has started to receive national attention.

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About Communiqué

Communiqué helps entrepreneurs and organizations develop business and coaching strategies to solve unique and extraordinary business challenges for growth and prosperity. The company is a firm that provides executives with leadership, business solutions and coaching skills for organizations in the Gulf Coast Region. The firm utilizes its complementary, diverse experience and educational backgrounds to assist small and mid-size organizations with business development, financial management, capital access, sales and marketing, mergers and acquisitions, turnaround strategies and business mentoring.

For more information about Communiqué, visit, call Mark at (504) 598-5243 or (504) 905-4646 (cell) or email him at

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