Our Team

Inspired and driven by our love for Acadiana, Leadership Institute of Acadiana (LIA) is guided by the vision and leadership of our board of directors and staff made up of LIA advocates and members across programs and years.

Together, we support the growth and success of LIA and its mission to be the point of convergence for informed leadership and actionable change for our community.

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Ashley

Ashley Mudd

Executive Director
[email protected]
337-408-3677

Ashley Mudd joined the team as LIA’s first executive director in December of 2016. As a graduate of Leadership Lafayette Class XXIX and having served as the Lafayette Junior Leadership Nonprofit Day Chair, Ashley has first-hand knowledge and experience of LIA’s leadership programs and initiatives. As executive director, Ashley is responsible for working with LIA’s board of directors and members to develop and manage ongoing programs, activities and events, as well as provide organization-wide fiscal oversight and management.

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Prior to joining LIA full-time, Ashley served as the membership director and business process analyst at Girl Scouts of Louisiana—Pines to the Gulf, where she was responsible for working cross functionally to define, document and maintain business processes and supporting procedures to increase employee adoption and usage. She also served as a volunteer mobilization coordinator at United Way of Acadiana.

Ashley is passionate about the future of LIA and is committed to helping the organization continue its growth as the premier civic-leadership incubator for the Acadiana region. Backed by her own program experience, Ashley hopes that LIA can continue to adapt and evolve to ensure everyone—regardless of their background or industry—has the opportunity and support needed to find their voice and passion as a community leader.

2020 Board of Directors

Charles Fenstermaker

Charles Fenstermaker

C. H. Fenstermaker & Associates, LLC, President

Chair

Taniecea Mallery

Taniecea Mallery

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives and Chief Diversity Officer

Chair-Elect

Cydra Wingerter

Cydra Wingerter

Lafayette Consolidated Government, Chief Administrative Officer

Immediate Past Chair

Natalie Lemoine

Natalie Lemoine

Home Bank, Sr. VP/Marketing Director

Secretary

Trae O'Pry

Trae O'Pry

Broussard Poche', LLP, Tax Director

Treasurer 

Alex Lazard

Alex Lazard

Destiny of Faith Church, Administrative Pastor

VP of Advancement

Drake Pothier

Drake Pothier

Drake Pothier Insurance Agency, Owner

VP of Engagement

Carlee Alm-LaBar

Carlee Alm-LaBar

United Way of Acadiana, President/CEO

VP of Programming

Larry Attenhofer

Larry Attenhofer

Hancock Whitney, Senior Vice President, Commercial and Business Banking Manager

Kevin Blanchard

Kevin Blanchard

Lafayette Public Trust Financing Authority, Executive Director

Kyle "Skip" Boudreaux

Kyle "Skip" Boudreaux

Acadian Capital, Managing Director

Amy Broussard

Amy Broussard

Woman's Foundation, Executive Director

Bradley Cruice

Bradley Cruice

Handy Stop Market & Cafe, LLC, Owner

Stasia Herbert-McZeal

Stasia Herbert-McZeal

South Louisiana Community College, Director of Distance Education

Lacey Maynor

Lacey Maynor

Advancial, Community Development Manager

Al Patin

Al Patin

Lafayette General Medical Center, Senior Vice President/ COO

Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith

CGI Federal, Senior Consultant – Agile Coach

Anne Swanson

Anne Swanson

CGI, U.S. [email protected], Manager

Cheryl Taylor Bowie

Cheryl Taylor Bowie

Right Angle, Founder, Owner, & Brand Strategist

Troy Wayman

Troy Wayman

One Acadiana, President & CEO

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