LEDA Staff

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Executive & Administrative

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Gregg Gothreaux

President & CEO
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Nikki Bourgeois

Executive Assistant to the President
(337) 593-1416
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Pamela LaFleur

Chief Administrative Officer
(337) 593-1406
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Lena Styles

Assistant Administrator
(337) 593-1400
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Bria Vial

337) 593-1400


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Billy Gunn

Multimedia Writer
(337) 593-1400
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Stacey Zawacki

Manager of Communication & Public Relations
(337) 593-1417

Business Services

Anne Famoso

Development Liaison
(337) 593-1403
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Ryan LaGrange

Manager of Workforce Development
(337) 593-1405
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Brett Mellington

Manager of Business Development
(337) 593-1414
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Mark D. Mouton

Manager of Business Retention & Expansion
(337) 593-1409
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William Ness

Chief Information Officer
(337) 593-1407
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Emily Shute

Project Coordinator
(337) 593-1400
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Hoyt Strain

Manager of Business Recruitment
(337) 593-1415

Research & Market Intelligence

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Brittany Deal

Manager of Strategic Analysis
(337) 593-1419
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Rani Lege

Director of Project Development
(337) 593-1408

LEDA’s Opportunity Machine, Lafayette’s Center for Entrepreneurs, provides business education, guidance and risk reduction to startup founders and small business owners through training, mentorship, networking, and affordable workspace.

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Jillian Bradley

Program Coordinator
(337) 769-4085
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Katherine Nebel

Development Director
(337) 769-4085
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Destin Ortego

Executive Director
(337) 769-4085
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Erin Strenge

Communications Coordinator
(337) 769-4085

The LEDA Board of Commissioners, appointed by governmental and educational entities, works with the staff to promote the economic well-being of Lafayette Parish. 

The 2020-21 LEDA Board of Commissioners include:

Mike Guidroz, ChairmanDaCoda Bartels
Dr. Ramesh Kolluru, Vice Chairman Blake David
Chris Arsement, Secretary Mark Dore
Frank Neuner, Member at Large
Chad Hanks
Jerry Luke LeBlanc, Immediate Past Chairman Willie Leday

Wayne Phillips

Ken Stansbury