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 2022 Class. The selected participants represent a cross section of the community’s business, civic, and non-profit sectors.
2022 Leadership EXCEL Class:
Alisha Babin – Landmark of Rayne, Rayne
Ashley Leblanc – Acadia Parish Police Jury, Crowley
Christie Auger – Home Bank, Crowley
Claire Gossen – Southwind Healthcare, Crowley
Cody Leckelt – Acadian Companies, Lafayette
Elisabet Trahan – Dugas, Soileau & Breaux, LLC, Crowley
Henry Guinn – City of Jennings, Jennings
Jeff Richard, Church Point
Jenee Dansdill – Bluewing Civil Consulting, LLC, Lafayette
Jeremy Ryder – SOWELA Technical Community College, Lake Charles
Joshua Spell – Fezzo’s INC., Crowley
Kevin Ardoin, Lafayette
Lacye Hamilton – Louisiana State University Eunice, Eunice
Leah Harford – Jefferson Davis Parish Economic Development, Jennings
Lessie Doucet – Ochsner Acadia General, Crowley
Luke Dupre – Parish Strategies, LLC, Iota
Rodney Lucas – Edward Joes Investments, Jennings
Shanna Monk – International Rice Festival, Crowley
Tanya Chatman – Med Express Ambulance Services
Tiffiany Richard – KAJN Radio, Crowley
Tyler Schexnayder – Veteran Exteriors, Jennings
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.