Acadiana’s 2022 20 under 40
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Congratulations to our 2021 Community Leaders

Each year, we recognize young community leaders with the 20 Under 40 Award. Showcasing twenty leaders—all under the age of 40—the program recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves in our community. In turn, 20 Under 40 intends to motivate other young leaders throughout Acadiana.

20 Under 40 Leaders

Albrecht, Tyler – Realtor, Keaty Real Estate

Angelety, Kisharra – Admissions Representative, Willow Charter Academy

Babin, Christopher – Vice President/COO, Better Business Bureau Serving Acadiana

Brandon, Noah – CEO, Unitech Training Academy

Christ, Kalli –  Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana

Craig, McKinzie –  Assistant Director of Career Services, Paul M Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University

Deal, Jawaskie – Licensed Professional Counselor, Believe Iberia Counseling, LLC

Derise, Boyer – Founder/CEO, Derise Enterprises, Good Eats Kitchen, Bayou Carlin Oyster Co., Mise en Place Foods

Foster, Brandon –  Business Development Representative, Pelican State Credit Union

Gibson, Rachel –  Director of Community Education, Woman’s Foundation

Hager, Zach – Vice President of Economic Development, One Acadiana

Hornsby, Jeanne – Engineering Director, C.H. Fenstermaker & Associates, LLC

Jones, Dalfred –  Anchor/Reporter, KLFY News 10

McDaniel, Kramer – Owner/Therapist, Agape Therapeutic Solutions

Neef, David –  Assistant Director of the Kathleen Blanco Public Policy Center, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Oldenburg, Matthew – Director, Zoosiana

Plaisance, Brooke – Business Analyst, CGI

Porter, Leigha – Owner/Artistic Director, PARC Village Community Art Center & F.I.R.E. Expressions Performing Arts Conservatory