Representing more than 600 businesses and individuals throughout the nine-parish region, we also serve as the central business organization for the city of Lafayette – providing leadership on local issues as well as the services and resources of a traditional chamber of commerce. The organization is located in the city of Lafayette and serves a region of roughly 700,000 people, with a vibrant culture and unique entrepreneurial spirit.
Director, Marketing & Communications
Reporting to the President and CEO and actively leading a team of the Manager of Communications, the Director of Marketing and Communications manages and develops a comprehensive plan to advance the brand and image of 1A as an intelligent, results-oriented organization committed to improving the nine-parish region in South Louisiana.
The director leads 1A’s in-house marketing and public relations team, working with staff from various departments, including business development, governmental affairs, policy, and events to plan and deliver strategic, full-service communications campaigns.
Director, Economic Development
The Director of Economic Development is responsible for leading and managing all One Acadiana's business recruitment, retention, and expansion programs. The primary goals of the Director are to help create and retain jobs, wages, and capital investments in the region and aggressively promote and market the region to businesses seeking to relocate or expand.
The director, managing the business development team, is responsible for developing and implementing a five-year strategic plan for regional business development, including, but not limited to, the following activities: business expansion and retention, building and site development, business intelligence, targeted marketing, lead development, and project management.
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