Current Class

2019 Leadership Louisiana Class Roster

  1. Molly Alexander, Grassroots Specialist, State Farm Insurance, Baton Rouge
  2. Kyle Bacon, JD, Partner, Jones Walker, Lafayette
  3. David Baxter, General Manager, Sparkhound, LLC, Baton Rouge
  4. Brenna Benson, MBA, COO, New Schools for Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge
  5. Tina Bingham, MBA, Executive Vice President & Chair, McComb-Veazey Neighborhood, Lafayette
  6. Renee Brinkley, MPA, Major, Civil Department Head, Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, Thibodaux
  7. Robert Brown, MBA, JD, Assistant Director, LSU Office of Innovation & Technology Commercialization, Baton Rouge
  8. Cole Callihan, JD, Associate, Adams and Reese, LLP, New Orleans
  9. Julia Callis, JD, Chief Compliance Officer/General Counsel, Cleco, Pineville/Alexandria
  10. Alicia Calvin, MA, Organizing Consultant, Louisiana Association of Educators, Baton Rouge/Monroe
  11. Toryah Cameron, JD, Chief of Strategy & Development Director, Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools, Metairie/New Orleans
  12. Sam Caruso, Jr., MBA, Director of Business Development, Slidell Memorial Hospital, Slidell
  13. Christopher “Kim” Carver, MBA, Senior Vice President, Government Relations/HR, Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co., New Orleans/Mandeville
  14. Misti Cordell, Physician Laision/Key Accounts Manager, St. Francis Medical Center, Monroe
  15. Eric Dexter, Director of Business Development, Civil Solutions Consulting Group, Baton Rouge
  16. Meghan Donelon, MBA, Vice President, Iberia Bank, New Orleans
  17. Denise Durel, President/CEO, United Way of Southwest Louisiana, Lake Charles
  18. Stuart Feigley, President/Creative Director, Feigley Communications, Baton Rouge
  19. Oliver “Ellis” Friday, Owner, Governors/Governors Property Group, LLC, Monroe
  20. Stacey Gisclair, Vice President of Human Resources, Danos, Gray/Lockport
  21. Nikki Godfrey, Ph.D., Assistant Commissioner of Public Affairs, LA Board of Regents, Baton Rouge
  22. Charles Goldwait, MBA, System Director, Service Line Operations, FMOL System, Baton Rouge
  23. Megan Guy, MBA, Executive Director of Business Ventures, LSU Health Foundation, New Orleans
  24. Jordan Haedicke, JD, Partner, Law Office of J. Jordan Haedicke, Monroe
  25. Jaimie Hebert, Ph,D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette
  26. Chad Heiser, CEO, CEG Assessments, St. Francisville
  27. Leslie Hill, Legislative and Community Liaison, Louisiana Department of Education, Baton Rouge
  28. Sara Kleinpeter, ME, Coordinator of Board Services, LCTCS, Baton Rouge
  29. Twanda Laurant-Lewis, ME, Executive Director, Louisiana Health and Rehab Center, Inc., Baton Rouge
  30. Jennifer LeMeunier, Executive Director Alumni Affairs and Alumni Association, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette/Youngsville
  31. Kenya LeNoir Messer, Ed.D., Associate Vice Provost, Diversity and Inclusion, LSU, Baton Rouge
  32. Frances Lewis, MBA, Director, Customer Care Center of Excellence, Cox Communications, Baton Rouge/Prairieville
  33. Christen Losey-Gregg, Principal, Losey Insurance and Financial Services, Baton Rouge
  34. Clair Marceaux, Director, Cameron Parish Port, Cameron
  35. Wesley “Wes” Martin, MBA, Executive Vice President & Chief Lending Officer, Bank of Oak Ridge, Monroe
  36. Brett Mason, JD, LLM, Member, Stone Pigman Walther Wittman, LLC, Baton Rouge
  37. Kevin Melton, MS, ME, Executive Director, Chennault International Airport, Lake Charles
  38. Robyn Merrick, Ph.D., MPA, Vice President for External Affairs, Southern University System, Baton Rouge
  39. Ron Newson, Owner/President, Newson Property Group/Newson State Farm Agency, Slidell/Mandeville
  40. Kathlyn Perez Bethune, JD, Shareholder, Baker Donelson, New Orleans
  41. Kristi Richard, JD, MBA, Partner, McGlinchey Stafford, Baton Rouge
  42. Allen Richey, MBA, Vice President – Corporate Strategy and Business Development, CenturyLink, Monroe/Baton Rouge
  43. Janet “Jan” Risher, Owner, Shift Key, Lafayette
  44. Alicia Robertson, EVP/Chief Retail Officer, Business First Bank, Baton Rouge/Denham Springs
  45. Matt Rookard, CEO, Terrebonne Economic Development Authority, Houma/New Orleans
  46. Nyka Scott, JD, MBA, Executive Counsel, S.E. Flood Protection Authority – East, New Orleans
  47. Larkin Simpson, MS, Vice President for Major Employers, CLEDA, Alexandria
  48. Eric Skrmetta, JD, LLM, Commissioner District 1, Public Service Commission, Metairie
  49. Misty Slayter, Ed.D, Vice Chancellor of Workforce Development, Central LA Technical Community College, Alexandria
  50. Felix Soileau, MBA, Owner/President, Slick Construction Company, Eunice/Scott
  51. Kristine Strickland, Ph.D, Chancellor, Fletcher Technical Community College, Schriever/Thibodaux
  52. Eric Sunstrom, President, The Chesapeake Group, Baton Rouge
  53. Vindell Washington, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, Baton Rouge
  54. Robert Wise, CEO, ITinspired, Baton Rouge