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, new opportunities, and leadership skills.

The program focuses on topic areas such as education, city and state government, economic development, the arts and culture, and social services. Graduates leave the program with first-hand knowledge of the issues facing our region and the potential for a positive civic-engagement.

The ten-month program begins with a two-day retreat in February. From March-November, the class devotes an entire day each month for discussion with community and business leaders, trips throughout the community, and engaging exercises pertinent to the program topics.