Leadership Lafayette XXXII Announced

Leadership Lafayette Class XXXII Announced The Leadership Institute of Acadiana (LIA) today announced the members of the Leadership Lafayette Class XXXII. The selected participants represent a cross section of the community’s business, civic, and non-profit sectors. Members of the 2019 class include: Simone Ancelet, Townsquare Media Maggi Bienvenu, University of Louisiana at Lafayette Edward Bienvenu, IBERIABANK Ken Blanc, Acadian Companies Evan Boudreaux, The Picard Group Roya Boustany, Office of the District Attorney, 15th JDC Ben Broussard, Catholic Charities of Acadiana Jessica Clark, brandRUSSO Ross Cottrill, CGI Adam Daigle, The Acadiana Advocate Brittany LaCour Deal, Lafayette Economic Development Authority Keithen Domingue, Bridge Ministry of Acadiana & The Church Academy Abigail Broussard Falgout, Make+Do Workshops, Bread & Circus Provisions, & Engel & Voelkers Kathryn Fenstermaker, C. H. Fenstermaker & Associates, L.L.C. Caleb Guillory, Park Place Surgical Hospital Scott D. Hayes, CPA, MBA, Going, Sebastien, Fisher & LeBouef, LLP Rodney Hess, Rally Marketing Derek Hoy, LHC Group Summer Hvasta, MBA, Homewood Suites by Hilton Lafayette Airport, A Dimension Development Company Hotel Peter Johnston, Trinity Anglican Church Thomas LaBorde, LaBorde Therapy Center Alexandra Laggner, Southern Lifestyle Development Callie Laviolette, WAITR, Inc. Sean Mahoney, Darnall Sikes Wealth Partners LLC Christie Maloyed, University of Louisiana at Lafayette Scott Morgan, VieMed Danielle Morrissey, One Acadiana Samuel M. Oliver, Acadiana Center for the Arts Corinne Sprague, LAGCOE & Junior League of Lafayette Reggie Thomas, Lafayette Police Department Tina Thornton, Hancock Whitney Marcus T. White, Edward Jones Investments Leadership Lafayette was established in 1987 to prepare a diverse group of professionals for leadership positions in the community. The program lays the groundwork for a well-rounded understanding of the...

Your Vote is Your Power-Register to vote!

As we role into Fall, there is also another season nearing. Election season! Over the next few months, you’ll be encouraged to attend a variety of events to help educate you on what will be on the November 6, 2018 and December 8, 2018 ballots. In the meantime, we want to make sure all of our members and followers confirm they are registered to vote. It’s easy and can be done online! The deadline to register to vote for the November 6th election is October 9, 2018. Don’t miss your chance to register to vote! To check if you are registered to vote just click the link below, fill out the information, and see if your status is Active. You can also print out your voter registration card. https://voterportal.sos.la.gov/Home/VoterLogin Need to register or change information? It’s quick and easy. All you need is a driver’s license or other government ID. Check out the link below. https://voterportal.sos.la.gov/VoterRegistration When you’re done verifying or registering to vote, download the GeauxVote app. You get easy access to ballot information and election results on your mobile device! https://voterportal.sos.la.gov/mobile Worried about jury duty? It’s the number one reason people don’t register to vote when asked. Jury duty pools in Louisiana are actually a combined pool of voter registration, DMV records (including license and auto title info), utility records, tax records, and disability records. If you already have a driver’s license, you can be called for jury duty. Might as well sign up to...
Leadership Lafayette Class XXXI Announced

Leadership Lafayette Class XXXI Announced

  The Leadership Institute of Acadiana (LIA) today announced the members of the Leadership Lafayette Class XXXI. The selected participants represent a cross section of the community’s business, civic, and non-profit sectors. Members of the 2018 class include: Alison Alleman, Lafayette Utilities System Ann Barilleaux, JD Bank Jeremy Bazile, The Glenn Armentor Law Corporation Kyle “Skip” Boudreaux, KSB Ventures, Ahrens Investment Partners, Developing Lafayette André Breaux, One Acadiana Lauren Burns, The Evangeline Bank and Trust Company Lisa Capone, UL Lafayette Bianca Cook, Lafayette General Medical Center Karen deClouet, Karen deClouet, LLC Liam Doyle, Lafayette Consolidated Government Maureen Dugas Foster, Longo Architecture Studio Kellie Duhon, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Braden Eddy, Safety Management Systems—Acadian Companies Montgomery Gossen, CFP®, Billeaud Capital Management Joel Greene, III, Bridge Ministry of Acadiana Paige Hightower, The Picard Group, LLC Corey Jack, Jack & Associates, LLC Kyle B. Kellner, CPA, CFP®, Singleton, Kellner, Bolding, Avant & Associates, LLC Ahmed Khattab, University of Louisiana at Lafayette Jonathan LeJune, Chase Marshall Architects Christiaan Mader, The Current Media Lacey Maynor, Advancial Federal Credit Union Chad Murray, WAITR, Inc. Brooke A. B. Odom, Right Angle Jim Pate, NeunerPate Chris M. Roy, 232-HELP Sarah Gauthier Roy, Lafayette Parish School System and Theatre Acadie Brandon Smith, CGI Blair Suire, Jones Walker LLP Sam Viator, Castle Row Construction Caryn Winters, UL Lafayette Etienna Wright, Lafayette Education Foundation Leadership Lafayette was established in 1987 to prepare a diverse group of professionals for leadership positions in the community. The program lays the groundwork for a well-rounded understanding of the community, sparks community involvement, and exposes participants to a variety of community leaders,...

Intro Lafayette Spring 2017 Registration Now Open

Lafayette, La. – Intro Lafayette registration is now open for the March 23 and 24 session. The Leadership Institute of Acadiana invites participants to register for an interactive day-and-a-half immersion into the Lafayette community. If you are new to the region or have lived here your entire life, Intro Lafayette will connect you with our community in dynamic and meaningful ways. The program goals include: Exposing participants to a variety of business, civic, and community leaders Broadening participants’ knowledge about the rich history, culture, and events of the region Providing the opportunity for participants to network and build camaraderie with fellow participants Sparking an interest and challenge participants to become more involved in the community The registration fee is $195 plus a 3.6% service charge if paying via credit card. There are 30 available seats in the program and seats are filled on a first-paid basis. Registrations are available at leadershipacadiana.org/introlafayetteregistration and will be open until March 17 at 5 pm. For more information, visit www.leadershipacadiana.org or e-mail info@leadershipacadiana.org. Leadership Lafayette is administered in partnership between the Leadership Institute of Acadiana and One Acadiana, along with Junior Leadership Lafayette and Leadership Lafayette....

New LIA Director Announcement

January 16, 2017 Happy New Year Leadership Alumni, We are celebrating 30 years of Leadership Lafayette! During the past 30 years, over 700 community leaders have experienced the impact of our flagship program with many going on to serve on boards, commissions, and hold public office. We have built and strengthened the Lafayette Junior Leadership to serve high-school juniors across Lafayette Parish for over 25 years. We also developed our Intro Lafayette program to engage new professionals in Acadiana with the opportunity to learn about the community and connect with business and civic leaders. To say the least, we have built a spectacular portfolio of programs over the past 30 years. We are excited to enter 2017 with momentum to strengthen our existing leadership programs and build new capacity with our first-ever Director of LIA as part of a joint initiative between LIA and One Acadiana. Ashley Mudd, Leadership Lafayette Class XXIX graduate, has been selected to build upon our 30-year legacy and bring our programs to the next level. We believe the appointment of Ashley achieves a significant milestone in a multi-year strategic vision and both organizations are looking forward to further investments and growth in Acadiana leadership development! This month we will also welcome Leadership Lafayette Class XXX. We believe the high-caliber of this class is especially fitting as we commemorate our 30th year of the program. We expect this group may already be on their way to being “best class ever.” With much excitement about the changes happening during our 30th year, it is the best time to reengage and get involved with LIA. We invite you...

Annual Meeting

Wednesday, January 25th at the Petroleum Club. Meet Class XXX, elect new board members, and find out who will be named this year’s Distinguished Graduate. Doors open at 5:30 PM and the program begins at 6 PM. Alumni who have paid 2017 dues can attend free of charge. Dues can be paid at http://leadershipacadiana.org/alumni/. Guests (including spouses and guests of Class XXX members, spouses and guests of paid alumni, and past Intro Lafayette participants and their guests) are welcome to attend for $20 each. Please plan to pay at the door. We will accept credit cards. Kindly RSVP by January...