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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 2023 Emerging Leaders Council represents the top talent in the Louisiana business community across a range of industry sectors.

  • Matt AdamsRegional Director, External AffairsAT&T Louisiana
  • Mark Kent AndersonExecutive VP – Sales & MarketingMid-South Extrusion
  • Logan AndersonLouisiana Government Relations ManagerJones Walker
  • Dusty BastionBridge Department ManagerHNTB Corportation
  • Valerie BernardDirector, Project Management OfficeTransformyx
  • Catherine BrennerReal Estate ManagerOchsner Health
  • Ian ByramGeologistHeritage Energy Company
  • Will ChadwickRetail Sales and LeasingElifin Realty
  • Hunter ChauvinPartnerLiskow
  • Melanie Clouatre, ELC ChairTreasurer/Manager of CreditPlacid Refining Company, LLC
  • Ryan CrossSenior Director, Government AffairsFranciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System
  • Hunter CurtisAssociateLiskow
  • Courtney DebetazOperations Manager – Pipe FabricationPerformance Contractors
  • Carroll Devillier, Jr.PartnerBreazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.
  • Madison DeWittPartnerPhelps Dunbar, LLP
  • Matthew DickersonStrategic Marketing ManagerPulpmill Services Inc.
  • Arthur Dupre, ELC ChairPresident and CEOArete Scholars
  • Caleb EtheridgeOwner & CEOEtheridge Pipeline and Conduit, LLC
  • Jennifer ForestControllerMARTCO, LLC
  • Derek ForetPartner – Assurance Service Line LeadHannis T. Bourgeois, LLP, CPA’s
  • Lauren GleasonVice President of External AffairsUnitedHealth Group
  • Chelsea Harris DufreneEconomic Development Marketing StrategistEntergy Corportation
  • David HebertPrincipal, Architect Grace Hebert Curtis Architects
  • Josh HollinsVice PresidentStifel Financial Corp.
  • Jason HughesOwnerCapital City Collision
  • Jordan HultbergSenior VP, Commerical BankingRed River Bank
  • Seth IrbyChief Marketing & Customer Experience OfficerLWCC
  • Rachael JeanfreuAttorneyBreazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLP
  • Julie LaperouseChief Talent OfficerAdvantage Capitol Partners
  • Phillip LeBlancBusiness DevelopmentDurr Heavy Construction
  • Trey LedetDirector of PreconstructionGibbs Construction
  • Marissa ManuelHead of Operations/CFPOlivier Group
  • Drew MarantoDirector of OperationsPelican Craft Brands
  • Wes MartinEVP and Chief Lending OfficerBank of Oak Ridge
  • Coulter McMahenAttorneyTaylor Porter
  • Ridge MiguezVice PresidentMiguez Fuel & Lubricants
  • Nial Patel (Past ELC Chair)Vice PresidentCornerstone Government Affairs
  • Dillan RiderOwnerRSG Wholesale
  • Trenton RivesProject ManagerHunt, Guillot & Associates
  • Mary RobinsonPolicy & Legislative Affairs SpecialistAdvantous Consulting LLC
  • Heather RoemerChief of Staffb1BANK
  • Kristina SaraiDirector of Government AffairsCox Communications
  • Jason SistrunkGeneral ManagerCintas
  • Allyce TrappGovernment Relations CoordinatorAdams & Reese
  • Trey WilliamsManaging PartnerJRE Private Equity Group / Southfin Southern Poke
  • Marcus WilliamsOwner ArchitectWILLIAMS Architecture, LLC
  • TJ WoodardPharmacist/OwnerPrescriptions to Geaux
  • Josh ZumoSenior Project ManagerCajun Industries, LLC