In January, Acadia Parish’s Michael Doughty was recognized as the recipient of Junior Achievement of Acadiana‘s 27th “Rising Young Business Leader”. Each year, JAA selects a slate of prestigious business honorees from the Acadiana Region that have excelled in their industry while demonstrating leadership and vision within the business community. Michael will be honored on April 25th at JAA’s Business Hall of Fame event in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Michael is a native of Crowley and a realtor with Platinum Realty serving not just Crowley and Acadia Parish, but the Acadiana Region. He is also currently serving on the Acadia Parish Chamber’s Board of Directors as Chariman-Elect. He has been an a friend of the business community and a steadfast advocate for economic development and growth in the parish. APCC is honored to celebrate Michael and his accomplishments thus far.
Serving on the 2023 Business Hall of Fame Selection Committee were Mandi Mitchell, Lafayette Economic Development Authority; Kyle Boudreaux, Acadian Capital Research; Alex Lazard, Lafayette Consolidated Government; Lauren Bercier, Something Borrowed Blooms; Nicholas Prather, Capital One Bank; Cathy Indest, New Iberia; Brandy Ledet, Louisiana Economic Development; Anita Fontenot, Evangeline Parish & Megan Duhon, Acadia Parish Chamber of Commerce.
Honored alongside Michael on April 25th will be the recipients of Large Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, the Richard E. Baudoin, Jr. Award, Business Person of the Year and two Laureate honorees.
More About Junior Achievement of Acadiana
Junior Achievement has over 100 local JA Areas across the nation, and together they are the nation’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA’s programs—in the core content areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy—ignite the spark in young people to experience and realize the opportunities and realities of work and life in the 21st century. Nationally, Junior Achievement reaches more than 4.8 million students per year in 208,373 classrooms and after-school locations. JA programs are taught by volunteers in inner cities, suburbs, and rural areas throughout the United States, by over 100 Area Offices in all 50 states. JA of Acadiana reaches approximately 9,000 students per year.