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Leadership Lafayette

Leadership Lafayette is a leadership development program, sponsored by the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, designed to empower participants through community leadership. The course is designed to encourage new, energetic and innovative leaders to approach complex community issues with in-depth analysis.

Individuals are selected to participate in the thought-provoking ten-month training initiative. Participants are selected from a cross section of occupations and socio-economic sectors of the community. Class members are involved through topical sessions, lectures, field trips and readings. The curriculum includes learning about community issues in the areas of education, health care, economic development, law enforcement, government, social services, art, culture and local history.

Questions or concerns should be directed to the Administrative Director, Nicole 
DesOrmeaux at 337-408-3656 or nicole@lafchamber.org
With over 600 Alumni, the program is entering its 27th year and has proven to build lasting relationships. 

Leadership Lafayette Class XXVII:
  • Larry Attenhofer, Whitney Bank
  • Elizabeth "EB" Brooks, Lafayette Central Park
  • Sarah M. Brown, Acadiana Center for the Arts
  • Philip Burris, Lafayette City Police Department
  • Courtney Bustle, Regions Bank
  • Michelle Crain, Our Lady of Lourdes RMC
  • Jude David, Perret Doise
  • Margarette Derise, United Way of Acadiana
  • Rebecca Doucet, Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and Conservatory of Music
  • Kate Durio, Downtown Lafayette 
  • Jennifer East, Stuller
  • Troy Guidry, Acadian Ambulance
  • Michael Hare, Congressman Charles Boustany
  • Michael Howard, Zydeco Marathon / Gulf Energy Fabricators
  • Caitlin Jacob, The Daily Advertiser
  • Brian Kirk, University Hospitals and Clinics
  • Steven Krueger, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Blake Lagneaux, Right Angle Advertising
  • Jason Lopez, Blueprints for Business LLC and Blueprints for Managers Course
  • Jill Meaux, Excelerant
  • Drake Pothier, Drake Pothier Insurance Agency
  • Nick Pugh, Datacom
  • Frankie Savoy, Resource Environmental Solutions
  • Erin Shipley, Lafayette General Health: St. Martin Hospital
  • Luke Sonnier, Aerion LLC
  • Lauren Sonnier, Broussard Poche Lewis and Breaux
  • Ken Stansbury, Cornerstone Financial Group/Louisiana Air National Guard
  • Sara Tannehill, Andrus Boudreaux Landry Coussan
  • Mary Vinson, Canserv Inc and Short Go Inc
  • Andre Williams, Energy Relations


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