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, Partner, Adams and Reese, LLP, New Orleans
  9. Julia Callis, JD, Chief Compliance Officer/General Counsel, Cleco, Pineville/Alexandria
  10. Toryah Cameron, JD, Chief of Strategy & Development Director, Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools, Metairie/New Orleans
  11. Sam Caruso, Jr., MBA, Director of Business Development, Slidell Memorial Hospital, Slidell
  12. Christopher “Kim” Carver, MBA, Senior Vice President, Government Relations/HR, Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co., New Orleans/Mandeville
  13. Misti Cordell, Physician Liaison/Key Accounts Manager, St. Francis Medical Center, Monroe
  14. Eric Dexter, Director of Business Development, Civil Solutions Consulting Group, Baton Rouge
  15. Meghan Donelon, MBA, Vice President, Iberia Bank, New Orleans
  16. Denise Durel, President/CEO, United Way of Southwest Louisiana, Lake Charles
  17. Oliver “Friday” Ellis, Owner, Governors/Governors Property Group, LLC, Monroe
  18. Stuart Feigley, President/Creative Director, Feigley Communications, Baton Rouge
  19. Stacey Gisclair, Vice President of Human Resources, Danos, Gray/Lockport
  20. Nikki Godfrey, Ph.D., Assistant Commissioner of Public Affairs, LA Board of Regents, Baton Rouge
  21. Charles Goldwait, MBA, System Director, Service Line Operations, FMOL System, Baton Rouge
  22. Megan Guy, MBA, Professor of Practice, Tulane University-A.B. Freeman School of Business, New Orleans
  23. Jaimie Hebert, Ph,D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette
  24. Leslie Hill, Legislative and Community Liaison, Louisiana Department of Education, Baton Rouge
  25. Sara Kleinpeter, ME, Coordinator of Board Services, LCTCS, Baton Rouge
  26. Twanda Laurant-Lewis, ME, President/CEO, Laurant-Lewis Consultancy, Baton Rouge
  27. Jennifer LeMeunier, Executive Director Alumni Affairs and Alumni Association, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette/Youngsville
  28. Kenya LeNoir Messer, Ed.D., Associate Vice Provost, Diversity and Inclusion, LSU, Baton Rouge
  29. Frances Lewis, MBA, Director, Customer Care Center of Excellence, Cox Communications, Baton Rouge/Prairieville
  30. Christen Losey-Gregg, Principal, Losey Insurance and Financial Services, Baton Rouge
  31. Clair Marceaux, Director, Cameron Parish Port, Cameron
  32. Wesley “Wes” Martin, MBA, Executive Vice President & Chief Lending Officer, Bank of Oak Ridge, Monroe
  33. Brett Mason, JD, LLM, Member, Stone Pigman Walther Wittman, LLC, Baton Rouge
  34. Kevin Melton, MS, ME, Executive Director, Chennault International Airport, Lake Charles
  35. Robyn Merrick, Ph.D., MPA, Vice President for External Affairs, Southern University System, Baton Rouge
  36. Ron Newson, Owner/President, Newson Property Group/Newson State Farm Agency, Slidell/Mandeville
  37. Kathlyn Perez, JD, Shareholder, Baker Donelson, New Orleans
  38. Kristi Richard, JD, MBA, Partner, McGlinchey Stafford, Baton Rouge
  39. Allen Richey, MBA, Vice President – Corporate Strategy and Business Development, CenturyLink, Monroe/Baton Rouge
  40. Janet “Jan” Risher, Owner, Shift Key, Lafayette
  41. Alicia Robertson, EVP/Chief Retail Officer, Business First Bank, Baton Rouge/Denham Springs
  42. Matt Rookard, CEO, Terrebonne Economic Development Authority, Houma/New Orleans
  43. Nyka Scott, JD, MBA, Counsel/Client Development Liason, Baker Donelson et al, New Orleans
  44. Larkin Simpson, MS, Vice President for Major Employers, CLEDA, Alexandria
  45. Eric Skrmetta, JD, LLM, Commissioner District 1, Public Service Commission, Metairie
  46. Misty Slayter, Ed.D, Vice Chancellor of Workforce Development, Central LA Technical Community College, Alexandria
  47. Felix Soileau, MBA, Owner/President, Slick Construction Company, Eunice/Scott
  48. Kristine Strickland, Ph.D, Chancellor, Fletcher Technical Community College, Schriever/Thibodaux
  49. Eric Sunstrom, President, The Chesapeake Group, Baton Rouge
  50. Vindell Washington, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, Baton Rouge
  51. Robert Wise, CEO, ITinspired, Baton Rouge