LAFAYETTE, LA — This month, One Acadiana kicked off the 2023 Acadiana CEO Roundtable, facilitated by Leadership Institute of Acadiana and hosted in collaboration with Louisiana Economic Development.
The Acadiana CEO Roundtables bring key decision makers from Louisiana-based small businesses together 10 times over the course of a year for growth-oriented roundtable sessions. Each session is designed to support a trusting environment in which CEOs can safely explore business and personal issues with the guidance of experienced facilitators.
“Small and mid-sized businesses are essential to our region’s economic success,” said Troy Wayman, President and CEO of One Acadiana. “One Acadiana is proud to support the growth of area businesses through a robust toolkit of resources and programs, with the CEO Roundtable program serving as a key program in the toolkit.”
“We are excited to serve as the facilitator for this year’s Acadiana CEO Roundtable,” shared Katrena King, Executive Director of the Leadership Institute of Acadiana. “Our partnership with Louisiana Economic Development and One Acadiana allows us to fulfill our mission of convening, building, and activating leaders in an impactful way for rising and established members of the business community.”
Executives selected to the 2023 Acadiana CEO Roundtable cohort include:
- David Billings, Coastal Plains Meat Company, LLC
- David Duhon, All Wood Furniture
- Mark Fontenot, Garage Solutions / Stained by Design
- Christine Friedman, Atchafalaya Basin Landing & Swamp Tours
- Eric Hayes, SYCON
- Robbie Higginbotham, SSI Millwork, LLC
- April Indest, Southern Tank Testers, Inc.
- Charlie Johnson, Parish Seafood Wholesale
- Gabriel Lewis, Titan Realestate Services, LLC
- Kristofer Love, Love’s Asphalt Solutions
- Bret Meche, Premier Data Systems
- April Minyard, Pink Posies and Pearls
The 10-month program features peer-to-peer learning through discussion, interaction, and the sharing of experiences that allow participants to learn from each other’s achievements and mistakes. Selected executives also receive support through highly qualified facilitators, expert guest speakers and connection to various small business resources.
About One Acadiana
One Acadiana is the leading economic development organization for the nine-parish Acadiana region located in south Louisiana. With more than 600 investors, members, and partners, One Acadiana serves as the voice of the regional business community. The organization is located in the city of Lafayette and serves a region of nearly 700,000 people with a vibrant culture and unique entrepreneurial spirit. Learn more at OneAcadiana.org.