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Emerging Leaders Council

In January 2016, LABI established the inaugural Emerging Leaders Council, a select group of distinguished young entrepreneurs from each region of Louisiana who have a demonstrated commitment to making the state a great place to live and work. The 2017 Emerging Leaders Council represents the top talent in the Louisiana business community across a range of industry sectors.

Acadiana Region

  • Amy Thibodeaux Crowley Chamber of Commerce
  • Charles Fenstermaker Fenstermaker, Inc.
  • James Debaillon CGI
  • Jerry Prejean Iberia Bank
  • Laura Pryor Johnson Allen & Gooch
  • Michael Howard Gulf Energy Fabricators
  • Michelle Hensgens Our Lady of Lourdes RMC

Bayou Region

  • Amy Ponson Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
  • Harold Callais Callais Capital
  • Robbie Naquin Capital One
  • Seth Guidry Danos

Capitol Region

  • Allyson D’Aquin All Star Automotive
  • Brian Rodriguez GatorWorks
  • Eric Dexter Civil Solutions Consulting Group
  • Jared Loftus MasteryPrep
  • Jim Raines Breazeale, Sachse, & Wilson LLP
  • Kelli Bondy Troutman LUBA Workers' Comp
  • Marjorie Torres Hunt, Guillot, & Associates
  • Mawe Takyi Dent Asset Management
  • Nial Patel Cornerstone Govt. Affairs
  • Nick Speyrer Emergent Method
  • Sarah Broome Thrive Academy
  • Sarah Olcott Allen AT&T Louisiana

Central Region

  • Blake Cooper Central Louisiana Regional Port
  • Darryl Monroe RoyOMartin
  • James Rhodes Rhodes Property and Development
  • Jason Hayes Hayes Manufacturing Co.
  • Jeff Andry Cleco Corporation

Northeast Region

  • Amanda Hatten Edge Entergy Business Development
  • James Moore III Intermountain Hotels
  • Meagan Messina Woodard CenturyLink
  • Meryl Kennedy Kennedy Rice

Northwest Region

  • Cloyce Clark DeSoto Parish DA’s Office
  • Jacob Dickson Morris Dickson
  • John Blackledge Cintas Corporation

Southeast Region

  • Allison Burns Precision Payment Systems
  • Bryan Hodnett DonahueFavret Contractors, Inc.
  • Christian Rhodes Roedel Parsons
  • Mike Levy Chevron
  • Rachel Harris Lemoine Company
  • Robert “Robbie” Wooderson Durr Heavy Construction
  • Todd James Mathes Brierre Architects
  • Tommy Faucheux The Dow Chemical Company
  • William “Billy” Guste, IV ELOS Environmental LLC
  • Wynn Radford BP America

Southwest Region

  • Ann Barilleaux JD Bank
  • Jon Ringo Port of Lake Charles
  • Ross Abraham First Federal Insurance Services