Our Mission: Develop our community and members personally, professionally and civically.

We CONNECT our members to other young professionals and community leaders.

We ENGAGE as an organization in issues that affect Acadiana.

We LEAD opportunities for our members to develop their skills.

Meet the 2016 board

Social climbers and business card pushers beware, because today’s young professionals are flexible, capable, and smart. They’re on the go and on their way up. With our generation’s issues at the forefront, our board is charged with bringing our membership’s ideas to reality. It’s hard work, but these committed men and women were elected because they’re ready to roll up their sleeves.

Executive Board

Anne Falgout
Past President
Luke Sonnier
President
Michael Hare
President-Elect
Laura Pryor
Secretary
Adam Curry
Treasurer
Drake Pothier
Parliamentarian

No Boring Suits Here.

Appointed by our President, the Executive team has a responsibility to keep the group on track and the members as the primary focus. Important organizational documents, legal opinions, financial records and policies are implemented here.

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Be awesome.

Marketing Board

No Blurb. Just More Coffee.

Whether we’re pushing our brand, communicating with our members, or sharing our message with the outside world, you can be certain that our team of communication ninjas are thinking about accuracy and immediacy. Want to know about an event or share your ideas? There are a variety of ways our crew can connect you.

Cory LaGrange
Chair
Ahmed Siddiqui
Co-Chair

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Programming Board

Ryan Cazares
Chair
Derrick Hines
Co-Chair

Master of the Calendar

Without programming we’d all be running around aimlessly. Thank them for keep us organized and on it. The Gandalf of information. None shall pass without an event request!


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Membership Board

The Ones That Look Out For You

Our Membership board is dedicated to one thing: you. They make sure everything is in accord and develop new means of not only making your membership worthwhile, but expanding the 705.

Patrick LaBauve
Chair
Christy Pennison
Co-Chair

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Civic Board

Michael Hare
President-Elect
Anita Begnaud
Co-Chair
Zachary Hager
Co-Chair
William Kellner
Co-Chair

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Civic Leaders Dream Team

Do you ever wish that you had a seat at the table to share your thoughts and concerns? VIP status granted. The civic committee’s sole responsibility is pulling back the curtain so you can have a first-hand look at how our government and community gets things done.

Philanthropy Board

Giving Back To The Community

We understand that young professionals have a lot on their plate and only a little in their wallet. So when we say “philanthropy,” we mean paying back our community with the sweat of our brow, our smarts and good will, and connections to the community.

Kate Durio
Chair
Caitlin Sonnier
Co-Chair

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Professional Development Board

Skyra Rideaux
Chair
Summer Hvasta
Co-Chair

What are your qualifications?

The professional development team seeks out experts across a variety of fields to help YPs on their career path, no matter where they are in the process. Looking for a job? Gunning for that promotion? Managing people for the first time? We can help. We will either provide you with the expertise to be the boss or the skills to look boss while learning.

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Become a Leader. An Entrepreneur. A Game Changer. A Voice. Join hundreds of members who are helping shape the future of Acadiana. Become a 705er today!.