Leadership Institute of Acadiana Branding RFP Announcement

The Leadership Institute of Acadiana (LIA) has reached a pivotal moment in our history as an organization. Throughout its 32-year history, the Leadership Institute of Acadiana has been through several changes and has seen recent growth, including hiring the organization’s first full-time staff member. Initially only offering one program, LIA branched out beyond Leadership Lafayette to include additional programming (Junior Leadership) and community events, especially in more recent years (Intro Lafayette and Acadiana OnBoard). We expect that growth to continue, and we wish to leverage this time of change to solidify our voice in the community. To mark that growth, we are seeking an innovative firm with experience working with nonprofits, the ability to be nimble, the knowledge to deploy a brand with limited resources, an in-depth understanding developing a digital presence – including social media, newsletters, event marketing, etc. – and the ability to craft inspirational stories. Interested partners should review the full Request for Proposals. LIA anticipates the following schedule: August 20 – Release of RFP August 30 – Letter of Intent due via email by 5 pm September 4 – Questions due by email before 1 pm September 12 – Answers to questions emailed to respondents September 20 – Proposals due via email by 1 pm Week of 9/30- Selected respondents scheduled for presentation On or around October 7– winning vendor notified Questions regarding this RFP should be submitted to Ashley Mudd, Executive Director...

Leadership Institute of Acadiana Now Accepting Applications for 2020 Leadership Lafayette Class

Lafayette, La. – The Leadership Institute of Acadiana is accepting applications for Leadership Lafayette Class XXXIII. Leadership Lafayette is open to all emerging and established leaders across the business, civic, and public-sectors. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on November 1, 2019. The Leadership Institute of Acadiana selects approximately thirty individuals annually to participate in the thought-provoking, eleven-month community leadership initiative. Participants represent a wide cross-section of occupations and socio-economic sectors in Acadiana. The program consists of an opening retreat, monthly sessions, and fieldwork. The program runs from January 2020 through November 20120. Topics covered include community issues in the areas of education, healthcare, the economy, state and local government, social services, art, culture, and local history. Leadership Lafayette counts among its 800+ graduates many local CEOs, executive directors, elected officials, political candidates, TEDx presenters, and numerous community-minded and involved citizens. “Leadership Lafayette convenes emerging and established leaders for an intensive community leadership development program,” said Dr. Holly Howat, Leadership Lafayette program chair. “Participants delve into the issues facing our community through immersive experiences and thoughtful discussions. Our goal is to build and activate energetic and innovative leaders to approach complex issues to collaboratively improve our community.” Leadership Lafayette is administered in partnership between the Leadership Institute of Acadiana and One Acadiana, along with Lafayette Junior Leadership, Intro Lafayette, and Acadiana OnBoard. Information, costs, and applications are available at www.leadershipacadiana.org.For more information, e-mail info@leadershipacadiana.org.   ###   LIA is a non-profit dedicated to a mission of building community through leadership. Founded as an executive leadership program to provide civic and professional leaders with an in-depth view of their...

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....