Deirdre M. Bourgeois
Deirdre was born in New Orleans, LA and was the oldest of three children. She was the mother of one adult son, Gavin.
She graduated from Xavier Prep High School and attended Xavier University for one year before going to a business college and acquiring a Certificate for Executive Administration.
After a few years in the administrative field, she enrolled in the New Orleans Skills Training Center and received an Associate’s Degree in Mechanical Design. Furthering her education remained a goal so she attended The Institute of Electronic Technology and received an Associate’s Degree in Electronic Technology.
In 1986, she relocated to Atlanta, Georgia seeking employment due to the “oil bust” of the 80s and attained employment with General Dynamics Electric Boat Division for four years where she was a CADD Operator [Draftsperson on the computer].
Ms. Bourgeois advanced her career by working at MARTA for fifteen years in several departments and titles. Her last position, before taking early retirement, was as a transportation planner where she was able to interact with the public pertaining to their transportation needs.
Ms. Bourgeois has always had a heart for people and in her retirement, she started a non-profit organization to meet the housing needs of special populations, such as Emancipated Foster Youth, the elderly and low-income. She was also a Georgia real estate professional and a real estate investor.