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.