Kevin Blanchard

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Kevin Blanchard is the Chief Operating Officer for Southern Lifestyle Development, a real estate developer with projects across Louisiana. Prior to that time, Kevin was Director of Public Works and Chief Development Officer for Lafayette Consolidated Government.

Kevin graduated with a degree in journalism from LSU in 1998 and reported for the Baton Rouge Advocate from the bureau in Lafayette, covering government and politics, until 2008. In 2008, Kevin enrolled in law school at LSU, graduating cum laude in 2011. While in law school, Kevin was Editor-in-Chief of the Louisiana Law Review, a member of the Chancellor’s Student Advisory Board, participated in a judicial externship with the Honorable W. Eugene Davis, U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and was research assistant to long-time Professor Frank Maraist. Kevin also worked as a consultant in the telecommunications industry during law school.


Kevin Blanchard is the Chief Operating Officer for Southern Lifestyle Development, a real estate developer with projects across Louisiana.
As an attorney, Kevin practiced commercial and oil and gas law at Onebane Law Firm. Kevin has a particular interest in open meetings and public records law. He has published on that topic and testified before the State Senate Governmental Affairs Committee. Kevin is a board member of the Lafayette Young Lawyers Association and One Acadiana, and the chairman-elect of the Leadership Institute of Acadiana. He was named as one of the Top 20 Under 40 by the Lafayette Daily Advertiser and the 705, and is a graduate of Leadership Lafayette Class XXVI. He and his wife, Heather, have three children.

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