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 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, 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 eleven-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.



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 community, LIA is constantly evaluating new opportunities to improve the leadership capacity throughout Acadiana.


For more information, contact Ashley Mudd at 337-408-3677 or Ashley@OneAcadiana.org