LAFAYETTE, La. – One Acadiana (1A), today announced the promotion of Trenton Leonards to the position of Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately.
“I am delighted to make this announcement. Trenton recently served as our Controller, and was responsible for all of our accounting operations, cost control systems, financial planning, and budgeting,” said President and CEO Troy Wayman. “During his time with 1A, Trenton has made many significant contributions to the organization. He has played a pivotal role in leading financial operations and building strong relationships with our community partners.”
In his leadership roles at 1A, Leonards has been responsible for all accounting functions including payroll, budgeting, and tax. Leonards has also successfully led human resources and risk management for the organization.
“With his combination of experience and leadership skills, as well as his thorough knowledge of 1A’s financial operations, Trenton was the obvious choice as our new CFO. Trenton is a great addition to the executive team and has the full confidence of me, our Board, and the entire 1A organization,” added Wayman.
"I'm honored to be appointed as CFO,” said Trenton Leonards. "It is an exciting time to be at 1A with so many opportunities ahead, and I look forward to further contributing to the organization’s growth and working with our talented team."
Prior to 1A, Leonards served as a Tax Accountant at Dugas, Soileau, & Breaux, LLC, a public accounting firm. He is ex-officio board member and past chairman of the Acadia Parish Chamber of Commerce and earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
About One Acadiana
One Acadiana is the leading economic development organization for the nine-parish Acadiana region located in south Louisiana. With more than 950 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 roughly 700,000 people with a vibrant culture and unique entrepreneurial spirit. Learn more at OneAcadiana.org