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LEDA Resource Center


1 (800) 810-7771
337-234-3009 (Fax)

[email protected]
211 E. Devalcourt St.
Lafayette, LA 70506
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Executive & Administrative

Gregg Gothreaux
President & CEO
Overall economic development strategy, long-range planning, LEDA rep for the City of Lafayette

Gregg's full biography

Pamela LaFleur
Vice President - Administration

(337) 593-1406
HR, land & facility/contract management, organization operation, Board liaison, LEDA rep for the City of Scott

Nikki Bourgeois
Executive Assistant to the President

(337) 593-1416
Coordinates President's schedule and calendar

Lena Styles
Assistant Administrator

(337) 593-1400
Reception desk, LEDA Resource Center facility usage


Bria Vial
337) 593-1400


Maria Spannuth
(337) 593-1400

Stacey Zawacki
Manager of Communication & Public Relations
(337) 593-1417
Media relations, event planning, branding & marketing, publications, social media & website

Billy Gunn
Multimedia Writer
(337) 593-1400
White papers, technical papers and long-form feature stories

 Business Services

Jim Bourgeois
Manager of Business Development

(337) 593-1412

Ryan LaGrange
Manager of Workforce Development

(337) 593-1405
Employee recruitment & retention, job fairs, training program & funding assistance, LEDA rep for the City of Broussard
Brett Mellington
Manager of Business Development

(337) 593-1414
Downtown development, business retention & recruitment, community-wide initiatives

Mark Mouton
Manager of Business Retention & Expansion

(337) 593-1409
Business visitation program, incentive assistance, expansion management, LEDA rep for the City of Youngsville

William Ness
Chief Information Officer
(337) 593-1407
Technology business retention & recruitment, oversees LEDA's IT infrastructure needs

Emily Shute
Project Coordinator
(337) 593-1400
Quality of Place and Sustainable Community initiatives

Hoyt Strain
Manager of Business Recruitment

(337) 593-1415
Site selection & incentive assistance, trade mission & industry conference planning/participation
 Research & Market Intelligence

Brittany Deal
Manager of Strategic Analysis
(337) 593-1419
Demographic & statistical research, mapping, market analysis, site evaluation & marketing, LEDA rep for the City of Carencro

Rani Lege
Director of Project Development
(337) 593-1408
Quality manager, demographic & statistical research, mapping, market analysis, site evaluation & marketing, LEDA rep for the Town of Duson


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Destin Ortego
(337) 593-1411
  Jillian Bradley
Program Coordinator
(337) 769-4085
  Katherine Nebel
Development Coordinator
(337) 769-4085
 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
Billy Arceneaux, Treasurer
Willie Leday
Frank Neuner, Member at Large
Wayne Phillips
Jerry Luke LeBlanc, Immediate Past Chairman 
Ken Stansbury







For information regarding correspondence with the LEDA Board of Commissioners, contact Pamela LaFleur at (337) 593-1406.