Current Class

2020 Leadership Louisiana Class Roster

  1. Brian Abshire, Vice President/Commercial Relationship Manager, Iberia Bank, Lake Charles
  2. Kristen Amond, JD, Partner, Mills & Amond LLP, New Orleans
  3. Brian Ballay, JD, Attorney, Baker Donelson, New Orleans/Belle Chase
  4. David Barczyk, DC, Owner, Barczyk Chiropractic Group, Lafayette
  5. Jarret Bauer, MS, Civil Engineer, All South Consulting Engineers, LLC, Baton Rouge/Gonzales
  6. Krystle Beauchamp Grindley, MPA, Communications Manager, Caddo Parish, Shreveport
  7. Anita Begnaud, CEO, Lafayette Downtown Development Authority, Lafayette
  8. Rebecca Blankenbaker, MA, Executive Director, Cane River National Heritage Area, Natchitoches/Campti
  9. Joseph Britt, MBA, Regional Procurement Manager, Westlake Chemical Corp., Geismar/Baton Rouge
  10. Nicholas Callais, MBA, Managing Partner, CFO & CCO, Callais Capital Management, Thibodaux/New Orleans
  11. Monique Clark, MBA, Owner/Principal Consultant, Robinson Clark Consulting, LLC, Houma
  12. Allison Clarke, MA, Deputy Secretary for the Office of GEAUX Biz, Louisiana Secretary of State, Baton Rouge/Crowley
  13. Em Cooper, MA, Executive Director of Academic Strategy, LA Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge
  14. Sondra Corbitt, Executive Director, Houma Area Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, Gray/Houma
  15. Richard Cortizas, JD, Partner, Jones Walker, New Orleans
  16. Keith Cunningham, Jr., JD, Executive Director, Louisiana Housing Corporation, Baton Rouge
  17. Alexandra Deiro Stubbs, MBA, East Baton Rouge Public School System, Baton Rouge
  18. Susan Ellender, Vice-President, Client Relations, Associated Benefits Consulting, Metairie
  19. Bart Farmer, Managing Partner, The Workforce Group, LLC, Baton Rouge
  20. Stephen Fortson, JD, Member, Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea, LLC, Shreveport
  21. Lance Glaser, MBA, Strategic Procurement Director, Performance Contractors, Inc., Baton Rouge
  22. Druit Gremillion, JD, Partner, Breazeale Sachse Wilson, Baton Rouge
  23. Valerie Grubb, MBA, President, Val Grubb and Associates, New Orleans
  24. Grant Guillot, JD, Partner, Adams and Reese LLP, Baton Rouge
  25. Douglas Harvey, MBA, Plant Manager, Drax Biomass, Monroe
  26. Shane Hilton, President, Cleco Power, LLC, Pineville
  27. Heather Hohensee, MBA, Manager of Government and Public Affairs in Southwest Louisiana, Tellurian, Inc., Houston/Lake Charles
  28. Tina Holland, Ph.D., President/CEO, Franciscan University, Baton Rouge
  29. Veneeth Iyengar, MS, Division of Administration, Baton Rouge
  30. Rhonda Jones, Market President, Hancock Whitney, Natchitoches/Natchez
  31. Mikki Mathews, Vice President Public Finance Investment Banking, Piper Sandler & Co., Baton Rouge/New Orleans
  32. Paul Matthews, MBA, Deputy Director, Plaquemines Port Harbor & Terminal District, Belle Chase/Metairie
  33. Caroline Mays, Baton Rouge Area Contracts Administration Section Supervisor, ExxonMobil Corporation, Baton Rouge
  34. Mark D. Mouton, MBA, Manager, Retention & Expansion, Lafayette Economic Development Authority, Lafayette
  35. Christy Naquin, Executive Director, SCIA, Houma/Thibodaux
  36. Somesh Nigam, Ph.D., Chief Analytics & Data Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, Baton Rouge
  37. Tad Patella, Director of Gas Operations, Entergy, New Orleans/Kenner
  38. Amelia Pellegrin, MS, Planning and Major Projects Director, City of Gretna, New Orleans/Gretna
  39. Susannah Poljak, JD, Early Childhood Consultant, Step Forward of North Louisiana, Shreveport
  40. Carrie Robison, MA, Deputy Commissioner for Sponsored Programs, Board of Regents, Baton Rouge
  41. Rodney “Poncho” Seaford, SWLA Regional Manager, Business First Bank, Lake Charles/Sulphur
  42. Libbie Sonnier-Netto, Ph.D., Executive Director, Louisiana Policy Institute for Children, New Orleans
  43. Nick Speyrer, President, Emergent Method, Baton Rouge
  44. Emily Stich, MPA, Director, Leadership Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge Area Chamber, Baton Rouge
  45. Julie Stokes, CEO, CFP, Flame Consulting & Stokes and Associates, Metairie/Kenner
  46. Reginald Thomas, Marshal, Lafayette Marshal’s Office, Lafayette
  47. Greg Trahan, Director of Economic Development, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge/St. Gabriel
  48. Rachel Veron, Ph.D., MPA, Director of Analytics, LSU Foundation, Baton Rouge
  49. Dawn Vick, MD, Pediatrician, Baton Rouge Clinic, Baton Rouge
  50. Bill Willson, Market President, Ouachita Parish, Century Next Bank, Monroe
  51. Corey Wilson, JD, Superintendent, BREC, Baton Rouge
  52. Travis Woodard, MBA, Executive Vice President, CSRS, Baton Rouge