News | June 2017

One Acadiana President and CEO Jason El Koubi has been selected for a prestigious leadership honor by the French-American Foundation.

Each year, the foundation, which has worked for 36 years out of offices in New York and Paris to build strong ties between France and the U.S., selects highly accomplished individuals under the age of 40 from business, government, journalism, academia and culture who reflect the future of the two nations. 

Lafayette Parish Mayor-President Joel Robideaux announced that Mark Dubroc, President of Dubroc Engineering, will leave the private sector to serve as Director of the LCG Public Works Department, effective July 17.

Communication Award of Excellence Announced for Regional Publication

Lafayette, LA – One Acadiana (1A) received an award of Communication Excellence from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), a national organization whose mission is to support and develop chamber professionals to lead business and their communities.

Participate in Manufacturing Week October 2-6, 2017 virtually using Nepris. Increase industry exposure in local schools, broaden student perceptions about different manufacturing jobs, and expand knowledge about high-wage, high demand jobs.

Lafayette’s burgeoning high-tech sector, if properly nurtured and supported, could become an economic powerhouse in the 21st century. Tech companies new to Louisiana are now adding jobs by the hundreds. They’re high-paying positions in an intellectually rigorous field that are being filled by some of the world’s best and brightest, including young Louisianans who probably would have sought employment elsewhere if not for the opportunity at home.

Only port security barrier provider to achieve international certification

Truston, a global leader in marine security services, today announced that its Quality Management System (QMS) achieved the coveted ISO 9001:2015 with Design Standard, an internationally recognized standard of excellence.

The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives today announced winners of its Communications Excellence awards program.

In late May 2017, six marketing and communications leaders from Arkansas, Louisiana, Manitoba, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin gathered at #ACCEHQ to carefully review more than 100 award submissions.

These entries highlight some of the freshest and most innovative marketing and communications work coming from ACCE member organizations of all types and sizes.

While much of the 2017 Regular Session was characterized by partisanship and division, hindering progress on key issues like fiscal reform and infrastructure investment, there are some important outcomes to be recognized...


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana has named Dr. Vindell Washington as chief medical officer.

Washington most recently served as national coordinator for health care information technology in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He was also president of the medical group at the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System in Baton Rouge for more than seven years, overseeing 500 medical providers and 1,400 employees. Washington also served as vice president of performance excellence and technology and chief medical information officer there.

Acadian Ambulance founder Richard Zuschlag say this region's loyal and dedicated workforce has been the key to success 

Richard Zuschlag, for a half-century a Northern transplant in Lafayette, said the success of the $500 million company he co-founded here resides in the loyalty, dedication and grit of the Acadiana workforce.

"It's hard to find people who work harder," Zuschlag told an audience at One Acadiana's Lessons from the Corner Office series Friday. "We've been successful because of the employees."


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