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LEDA Resource Center


1 (800) 810-7771
337-234-3009 (Fax)
211 E. Devalcourt St.
Lafayette, LA 70506
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Executive & Administrative

Gregg Gothreaux
President & CEO
Overall economic development strategy, long-range planning, LEDA rep for the City of Lafayette

Gregg's full biography

Pamela LaFleur
Vice President - Administration

(337) 593-1406
HR, land & facility/contract mgmt, organization operation, Board liaison, LEDA rep for the Broussard Chamber and the Town of Duson

Nikki Bourgeois
Assistant to the President

(337) 593-1416
Coordinates President's schedule and calendar

Lena Styles
Assistant Administrator

(337) 593-1400
Reception desk, LEDA Resource Center facility usage

David Travers
Maintenance Superintendent

Maria Spannuth

Jessica LeDee
(337) 593-1403
Stacey Zawacki
Director of Communication & Public Relations
(337) 593-1417
Media relations, event planning, branding & marketing, publications, social media & website

Billy Gunn
Multimedia Writer
(337) 593-1400
White papers, technical papers and long-form feature stories

 Business Services

Brett Mellington
Manager of Business Development

(337) 593-1414
Downtown development, business retention & recruitment, community-wide initiatives

Hoyt Strain
Manager of Business Recruitment

(337) 593-1415
Site selection & incentive assistance, trade mission & industry conference planning/participation

Mark Mouton
Director of Business Retention & Expansion

(337) 593-1409
Business visitation program, incentive assistance, expansion management, LEDA rep for the City of Scott

Ryan LaGrange
Manager of Workforce Development

(337) 593-1405
Employee recruitment & retention, job fairs, training program & funding assistance, LEDA rep for the City of Broussard


Abbie Judice
Project Associate (Sustainable Community)
(337) 593-1418
Focus on developing Lafayette into “an economically, environmentally, and socially healthy and resilient” community, LEDA rep for the City of Carencro


 Research & Market Intelligence

Rani Lege
Director of Project Development
(337) 593-1408
Quality manager, demographic & statistical research, mapping, market analysis, site evaluation & marketing, LEDA rep for the Youngsville Chamber and the City of Youngsville

Brittany Lacour Deal
Project Coordinator (Strategic Analysis)
(337) 593-1419
Demographic & statistical research, mapping, market analysis, site evaluation & marketing, LEDA rep for the Realtor Commercial Alliance

Virginia Jones
Project Assistant

(337) 593-1400
Holy Rosary Restoration project liaison, LEDA rep for the Greater Southwest Louisiana Black Chamber 


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Zachary Barker
Executive Director
(337) 593-1412
Destin Ortego
Program Administrator
(337) 593-1411
Alyssa Durke
Program Associate
(337) 769-4085


The 2015-2016 LEDA Board of Commissioners, appointed by governmental and educational entities, work with the full-time staff to promote the economic well-being of Lafayette Parish. Flo Meadows, current Chairman of the Lafayette Economic Development Authority, was appointed by the Lafayette City-Parish Council. Her fellow Board members (and their appointing authorities) include:

Willie Leday, Vice Chairman
(Lafayette City-Parish Council)
Edward "E.J." Krampe, III, Treasurer/Secretary
(Lafayette City-Parish Council)
Jerry Luke LeBlanc, Member at Large
(UL Lafayette President)
Terry Castille, Immediate Past Chairman
(Lafayette Mayor-President)
Billy Arceneaux
(Lafayette Mayor-President)
Dr. Ramesh Kolluru
(UL Lafayette President) 
Chris Arsement
(Lafayette Mayor-President)

James L. "Tex" Plumley
(Area Mayors)

Mike Guidroz
(Lafayette Mayor-President)
Jerry Vascocu
(Lafayette Mayor-President)
John Ford
(Lafayette City-Parish Council)











For information regarding correspondence with the LEDA Board of Commissioners, contact Pamela LaFleur at (337) 593-1406.