Current Class

2018 Leadership Louisiana Class Roster

  1. Jay Adams, JD, Partner, Jones Walker, New Orleans
  2. Carlee Alm-LaBar, MPA, Planning, Zoning and Development Director, Lafayette Consolidated Government, Lafayette
  3. Cody Bauman, Chemical Engineer, ANGUS Chemical Company, Sterlington/West Monroe
  4. Denise Bennett, MBA, Deputy Secretary, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, Baton Rouge
  5. Denise Bottcher, State Director, AARP Louisiana, Baton Rouge
  6. Matthew Carmichael, State Government Affairs, Chevron, New Orleans/Covington
  7. Josh Clayton, JD, Attorney, The Clayton Firm, Shreveport
  8. Carroll Devillier, JD, Partner, Breazeale Sachse Wilson, Baton Rouge
  9. Lisa French, MBA, Chief of Staff, Louisiana Department of Education, Baton Rouge
  10. Michelle Ganon, VP, Public Affairs, Port of New Orleans, New Orleans
  11. Dr. Dee Garrett, MD, Ph.D., Pediatric Surgeon, Woman’s & Children’s Lafayette, Lafayette
  12. Edmund Giering, JD, MBA, General Counsel, Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Baton Rouge
  13. Terrence Ginn, ME, Deputy Commissioner of Finance and Administration, LA Board of Regents, Baton Rouge
  14. Michelle Hardy, Public Relations Specialist, Turner Industries, Baton Rouge
  15. Megan Hartman, Public Relations Director, Phillips 66, Westlake/Sulphur
  16. Canaan Heard, Founder & CEO, Protac Fitness/The Protac Foundation, New Orleans
  17. Tim Hemphill, Chief Financial Officer, LSU Health Foundation, New Orleans
  18. Melissa Henry, Clerk of Court, St. Tammany Parish, Covington
  19. David Hochheiser, MS, Senior Vice President Provider Networks and Healthcare Value, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, Baton Rouge
  20. Rose Hudson, MPA, President, Louisiana Lottery Corp., Baton Rouge
  21. Ed Jenkins, Director of Program Delivery (Education Market), CSRS, Baton Rouge/Zachary
  22. Mark Kleehammer, JD, MBA, Vice President – Regulatory & Public Affairs, Entergy, Jefferson/New Orleans
  23. Noah Kressler,JD, Of Counsel, Baker Donelson, et al, New Orleans
  24. Todd LaPorte, Regional Manager – Gulf Coast Region, Acadian Companies, Lafayette/Abbeville
  25. Ria Laseter, Director of HR Services, Reliant Payroll & HR, Lafayette/Gueydan
  26. Trish Leleux, CEO, The Trish Leleux Group at Keller Williams Realty, Alexandria/Woodworth
  27. Luke Letlow, Chief of Staff, Office of Congressman Ralph Abraham, Monroe/Oak Ridge
  28. Jada Lewis, MA, Assistant Dean for Diversity, LSU, Baton Rouge
  29. Jared Loftus, Chief Revenue Officer, rasa.io, New Orleans
  30. Melissa Mann, Director, Government Affairs, CenturyLink, Monroe/Baton Rouge
  31. Kellen Mathews, JD, Partner, Adams and Reese, LLP, Baton Rouge
  32. Dustin Matthews, Vice President-Mortgage Lending, Southern Heritage Bank, Alexandria
  33. Tom Matuschka, Vice President of Business Development and Philanthropy, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, Natchitoches
  34. Elizabeth McLaughlin, Community Development Manager, Golden Nugget Lake Charles, Lake Charles
  35. Ethan Miller, President, Advanced Audio Video Technologies, Sulphur
  36. Patrick Olinde, Market Executive, Capital One Bank, Baton Rouge
  37. Janet Pace, MPA, President/CEO, Volunteers of America GBR, Baton Rouge
  38. Kelly Pepper, President/CEO, LANO, Baton Rouge
  39. Chip Perrin, Area Sales Manager/Gulf Atlantic Region, Eaton Corporation, Lafayette/Kaplan
  40. Mike Rice, Vice President, Commercial Construction, Central Region, Lemoine Company, Baton Rouge
  41. Mary Ellen Slayter, MA, CEO, Reputation Capital Media, Baton Rouge
  42. Ken Stansbury, MBA, LPL Registered Principal & LPL Financial Advisor, Cornerstone Financial Group, Lafayette/Youngsville
  43. Sarah Vandergriff, JD, MA, Legal and Policy Director, Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools, Metairie/New Orleans
  44. Laura Vinsant, Executive Director, Teach for America – South Louisiana, Baton Rouge
  45. Eric Walker, Senior Production Manager, Ethylene – East, Sasol North American Operations, West Lake/Lake Charles
  46. Michael Williams, Strategic Executive Consultant, HUB International, Metairie
  47. Erica Williams, MPA, CEO, New Vision Leadership Foundation of Acadiana, Lafayette
  48. Hilary Wooley, JD, Corporate Council, Biomedical Research Foundation, Shreveport
  49. Cade Young, MBA, Vice President, Land & Timber, RoyOMartin, Alexandria/Deville