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.
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.
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.
2021 Board of Directors
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives and Chief Diversity Officer
C. H. Fenstermaker & Associates, LLC, President
Kellner Law Firm
Home Bank, Sr. VP/Marketing Director
Kyle "Skip" Boudreaux
Acadian Capital, Managing Director
South Louisiana Community College, Director of Workforce Development Services
VP of Advancement
Destiny of Faith Church, Administrative Pastor
VP of Engagement
Beacon Community Connections, Executive Director
VP of Programming
Hancock Whitney, Senior Vice President, Commercial and Business Banking Manager
Woman's Foundation, Executive Director
Under Pressure, Co-Owner
Advancial, Community Development Manager
LAGCOE, Programs Coordinator & South Louisiana Community College, Adjunct Faculty
CGI Federal, Senior Consultant – Agile Coach
One Acadiana, President & CEO