Leadership EXCEL, a joint program between the Acadia Parish and Jeff Davis Chambers of Commerce, is pleased to announce the members of the 2019 Class. The selected participants represent a cross section of the community’s business, civic, and non-profit sectors.
Alisha Babin, Camelot Place
Christi Batiste, JD Bank
Shelia Charles, SLCC-Acadian Campus
Buffina Crochet, Hampton Inn and Suites
Joshua Faul, Jennings American Legion Hospital
Tiffany Gates, Home Bank, Jennings
Skyler Hebert, Jeff Davis Electric Co-Op
Jarreytt Johnson, Anytime Fitness
Loretta Kebodeaux, Bank of Commerce and Trust Co.
Nancy Lyon, Rayne Realty Company, Inc
Henry McManus, Acadia General Hospital
Jeremiah Meck, Acadia- St. Landry Hospital
Brandon Ned, Acadia General Hospital
Rachel Savoy, Rayne Building & Loan Association
Melissa Schatzle, Carmichael’s Cashway Pharmacy, Inc.
Kai Seah, Darnall, Sikes, and Frederick CPA’s
Cassidy Stoma, Core Realty
Heather Trahan, Dugas, Soileau & Breaux LLC
Kylie Yeager, JD Bank
Leadership EXCEL was established to prepare a diverse group of professionals for leadership positions in the community. The program lays the groundwork for a well-rounded understanding of the community, sparks community involvement, and exposes participants to a variety of community leaders, new opportunities, and leadership skills.
The program focuses on topic areas such as education, city and state government, economic development, the arts and culture, and social services. Graduates leave the program with first-hand knowledge of the issues facing our region and the potential for a positive civic-engagement.
The eleven-month program begins with a two-day retreat in January. From February-November, the class devotes an entire day each month for discussion with community and business leaders, trips throughout the community, and engaging exercises pertinent to the program topics.