Since 1987, the Leadership Institute of Acadiana (LIA) has distinguished itself as the region’s premier leadership organization. Connected by their commitment to serving the community, LIA’s graduates can be found taking action in board rooms, public office, corporate leadership, and area neighborhoods. LIA’s work to convene, build, and activate leaders has never been more urgent or critical to the region’s well-being than at the present.
We are thrilled to announce that the Leadership Institute of Acadiana is one of nine Community Leadership Programs serving as founding partners of the National Leadership Network (NLN).
Volunteer leadership has been the backbone of our Leadership Lafayette program since its inception in 1987. Each year, two program graduates join forces to help design the curriculum experience for the cohort. For 2021, we are excited to announce that the LL XXXIV co-chairs are Corey Jack (LL XXXI) and Lacey Maynor (LL XXXI). You can learn more about both volunteers below.
“The class of 2020–the BEST CLASS EVER–not because we said so, but because we HAD to be.”
Bently B. Senegal, director of community services for Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, shares how his Leadership Lafayette experience better equipped him to serve our community.
City of Austin’s economic development services coordinator, Skyra Rideaux, shares how her experiences from participating in LIA programs were pivotal for her career progression.
Joey Durel, former city-parish president and now self-employed realtor with Keaty Real Estate, tells how LIA impacted his choice to run for public office.
President Charles Fenstermaker of C.H. Fenstermaker & Associates, LLC shares how Leadership Lafayette continues to help him be more active and engaged in our community.
Director of Distance Education at South Louisiana Community College (SLCC), Stasia Herbert-McZeal, PhD, discusses the lessons learned and friendships gained through her Leadership Lafayette participation.
Liam Doyle, disability awareness coordinator and ADA coordinator for Lafayette Consolidated Government, shares how LIA helped him to make cross-generational connections with a diverse group of people with whom he wouldn’t have met otherwise.