When you love food (and Lafayette) can you really just pick one? I’m going on 45 minutes here and I still can’t decide.
He currently serves as Executive Director for the Opportunity Machine, an entrepreneur acceleration initiative of Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA), where he has served over 100 startup entrepreneurs in his 24 months with over $3M in funding being received by his clients. Zachary’s passion for community leadership currently has driven his leadership to serve as board President for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana (2014), Board Member of the 705 Young professionals, as well as President of the Nashville Area Junior Chamber of Commerce, a 90-year old, 300 member volunteer organization.
He is a graduate of Leadership Nashville (LN), as well as served on the LN leadership team in 2009-10.
Mr. Barker wed Dr. Nancy Dubuisson Barker in October of 2010 and resides in Lafayette, Louisiana since late 2010.
The Dark Knight
If elected, my hope is to bring back a meaningful focus on developing and training 705 members as individuals, through designed trainings, for our future roles as leaders of this growing community in business and leadership capacities.