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 2023 Class. The selected participants represent a cross section of the community’s business, civic, and non-profit sectors.
2023 Leadership EXCEL Class:
Alanna Garrick, Home Bank
Alexis LeBlanc, Dugas, Soileau & Breaux LLC
Amy Kratzer, The Key Group Realty
Bryan Comeaux, South Central Insurance Brokers
Charlotte LeLeux, South Louisiana Community College
Chelsey Hopkins, Church Point Community Development
Creed Romano, Jefferson Davis Parish Tourist Commission
Elizabeth Miller, Acadia Parish Chamber of Commerce
Elizabeth Bergeron, Hope Healthcare & Hospice
Grant Besse, C. H. Fenstermaker & Associates, L.L.C.
Hollie LeBlanc, Jefferson Davis Parish Registrar of Voters
Kimberly Gatte, BioactIVe Infusion and Wellness
Mary Morrison, South Louisiana Community College
Maura Cavell, Louisiana State University Eunice
Patricia Signorelli, Bank of Commerce & Trust
Rachel Gates, Southwind Nursing & Rehab
Renae Stanford, Self Employed
Stevie Robinson, Acadia Parish Convention and Visitors Commission
Taylor Henry, Keith Henry Insurance Agency
Tessa Butler, Acadia Parish Police Jury
Tiffiany Richard, KAJN RADIO
William Doughty, Platinum Realty
Zuri Poullard, Ochsner Acadia General
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 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.