President and CEO
Lafayette Economic Development Authority
Since 1980, Gregg Gothreaux has focused on improving the quality of life for the citizens of
A Louisiana native, Gregg received his BS degree from LSU in 1980. He also is a graduate of
the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute. Gregg is also a graduate of
Leadership Lafayette V and Leadership Louisiana.
As President and CEO of the Lafayette Economic Development Authority Gregg has contributed
substantially to the economic growth and stability of Lafayette, Acadiana and Louisiana through
the organization’s role in retaining and attracting some of the area’s most influential businesses.
His accomplishments have been highlighted by awards such as the 2019 Business Hall of Fame
Laureate Award from Junior Achievement of Acadiana, the Richard E. Baudoin, Jr. Friend of
Business Award, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Leadership Institute of Acadiana,
the Lafayette Rotary Public Service Vocational Award, and the Greek Excellence Award from
the Panhellenic Council for Theta Xi from LSU. Gregg was also named one of the 25 Most
Powerful People on the Interstate Corridor by 10/12 Magazine in their spring 2009 issue.
Gregg belongs to a number of professional organizations and has served as Chair of the
Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association (LIDEA) and as a Board Member for
Southern Economic Development Council.
As an active member of the community, he serves on the board of several organizations such as
Moncus Park and One Acadiana.
Gregg and his wife, Alisa, enjoy their job as parents to son, Conner Thomas, and daughter, Eliza
Grace. In addition to his hard work throughout the community, Gregg is proud to be recognized
as a certified Louisiana Master Gardener.