DEVELOP YOURSELF. GET MENTORED.


The Story So Far

The705 Mentor Program is the most successful program of its kind in Acadiana. The program provides both mentors and protégés with a mutually rewarding experience. The program is designed to provide 705 members with direct and exclusive access to local mentors in our community. Mentors should be leaders that want to assist in the development of others and will be selected from our Lafayette community from a variety of disciplines.

GOAL

Provide members with an opportunity to work with and develop relationships, personal and professional, with the established leaders in the Acadiana community. The result will be a development pipeline for the next generation of leaders.

HOW IT WORKS

Mentors will be asked to commit to 4 personal meetings (breakfast/lunch) over the course of a year with their protégés. They are welcome to have more meetings, but we request a minimum commitment of 4. Each mentor will be assigned up to 2 members and 1 board member. There will also be two mentor/protégé social events hosted by the 705 to encourage casual conversation amongst community leaders and 705 members.


OUR MENTORSHIP PROGRAM IS A STEPPING STONE TO BECOMING ACADIANA’S NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS.

PARTICIPATION

705 members that are current with their dues will be allowed to participate in the mentor program through an application process in January. Mentors will be matched with protégés by the Professional Development Committee. Board Members will be responsible for communication and meeting planning with the mentor.

SELECTION

The Professional Development Committee along with the President will assign applicants to the Mentors.

COSTS

To participate in the program, we ask each member for a $60 registration fee to offset program costs. Each 705 member and board member will be required to cover the cost of their own food and drink during the meetings.

2019 Mentors


Chad Abell
Principal
Abell + Crozier Architects

Taniecea Mallery
Director of Equity, Diversity and Community Engagement
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Gregg Gothreaux
President/CEO
Lafayette Economic Development Authority

Missy Rogers
President
Noble Plastics

Red Lerille
Owner
Red’s Gym

Monica Rougeau
Owner & President
Elevare

Mark Garber
Sheriff
Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office

Dana Baker
Executive Director
Acadiana Symphony Orchestra

John Newman
Pastor
New Hope Community Development

Bill Bacque
President
Van Eaton & Romero

Frank Neuner
Partner
NeunerPate

Donna Landry
COO
Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center

Andrew Bellard
CEO
Home Care Associates

Ben Berthelot
President & CEO
Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission

Joe Zanco
CFO
HomeBank

Dustin Cravins
Vice President
La Louisianne Consulting

Nick Pugh
Founder
Pugh Family Foundation

Ken Stansbury
Financial Advisor & City Councilman
Cornerstone Financial Group & Youngsville City Council

Bill Rodier
Executive Director
St. Landry Parish Economic Development