Leadership EXCEL, a joint program between the Acadia Parish Chamber of Commerce and the Jeff Davis Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce the members of the 2020 Class. The selected participants represent a cross section of the community’s business, civic, and non-profit sectors.
Joann T. Blair – Registrar of Voters, Jennings
Jena Bordes – C.J. Prevost Insurance Agency, Rayne
Crystal Broussard – Encore Healthcare + Rehabilitation, Crowley
Nicole Broussard – Kolder, Slaven + Company, Lafayette
Jeff Cavell – Upland Services + Crowley City Council, Lafayette + Crowley
Jennifer Charlie – Darnall, Sikes+ Fredrick, Eunice
LeAnn Cormier – Home Bank, Jennings
Carnishia Davis – JD Bank, Jennings
Celeste Donlan, Lafayette
Kyle Gordon – Gator Custom Graphix, Crowley
Brooke Hornsby – Jennings American Legion, Jennings
Heather LaBouve – The Bank, Iota
Jessica Landry – Parish Realty, Lafayette
Jerad Langley – Southwind Healthcare + Rehabilitation, Crowley
Debra Leger – Rayne Building + Loan, Rayne
Chuck LeJeune – Church Point Community Development Corp., Church Point
Stephanie Martinez-Hernandez – Dugas, Soileau + Breaux, Crowley
Jonathan Murphy – Town of Church Point, Church Point
Shelly Reiners – Acadia General Hospital, Crowley
Connie Tregle – JD Bank, Jennings
William Vincent Jr. – Acadian Ambulance, Lake Charles
Mark Woods – Bank of Commerce, Crowley
Tiffany Young – Acadia-St. Landry Hospital, Church Point
Callie Zaunbrecher – First National Bank of LA, Crowley
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, exclusive visits throughout the community, and engaging exercises pertinent to the program topics.