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.
Meet our Executive Director
Katrena Ann King, Esq.
Katrena King is the Executive Director of the Leadership Institute of Acadiana. She is passionate about empowering people to realize their own gifts and abilities. This personal mission statement is evident both in her work as an Adjunct Professor of Legal Writing at Southern University Law Center and through her Deacon Studies courseload at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. She currently serves as a Big Sister through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana and a Provisional Member of the Junior League of Lafayette, while also participating and leading in varying capacities on board and agencies in Acadiana and beyond.
2022 Board of Directors
Kellner Law Firm
Senior Director, Organizational Inclusion and Development at Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Administrative Pastor, Destiny of Faith Church
CGI Federal, Director Consulting Expert, Agile Practice and Center of Excellence
Kyle "Skip" Boudreaux
Acadian Capital, Managing Director
Hancock Whitney, Senior Vice President, Commercial and Business Banking Manager
Woman's Foundation, Executive Director
Under Pressure, Co-Owner
Home Bank, EVP | Director of Communications
Advancial, Community Development Manager
Director-HR Business Partner, Human Resources, Ochsner Health
LAGCOE, DOP & 9, LLC Owner
Chief Sales Officer, Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission
One Acadiana, President & CEO