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Downtown Lafayette Unlimited Announces 2021 Leadership

Downtown Lafayette Unlimited (DLU), the private, non-profit corporation that works hand in hand with Downtown Development Authority (DDA), announced new appointments to its 2021 Board of Directors.

Posted: Jan 14, 2021 10:54 AM

Lafayette, La. – Downtown Lafayette Unlimited (DLU), the private, non-profit corporation
that works hand in hand with Downtown Development Authority (DDA), announced new
appointments to its 2021 Board of Directors. These business and community leaders volunteer
their time and talents to assist in creating cohesion amongst Downtown business leaders,
advocating for their success, and marketing the district’s assets.
A slate of new directors includes:
• Maggi Bienvenu, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
• Justin Cormier, Pop-A-Licious Gourmet Popcorn
• Philip Gould, Philip Gould Photography
• Heather Guidroz, Tsunami Restaurants
• Mitzi Guidry, LILOU
• Candace Gulotta-Haggart, Festival International de Louisiane
• Jessica Hauerwas, brandRUSSO
• Allison Nederveld, SugarWolf Outdoor Exchange
• Trey Ware, Black Café
Returning DLU directors consist of:
• Matthew Thibodeaux, Klout 9, Chairman
• David D’Aquin, Cox Communications
• Valerie Garrett, Valerie Garrett Law Office
• Jared Guilliot, Guilliot Family Dental
• William LaBar, CGI
• Jason Matt, Matt & Allen Law Office
• Luke Sonnier, Waitr
• Missy Theriot, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Louisiana
• Reverend Max Zehner, First United Methodist Church
“Downtown Lafayette is experiencing a unique momentum in time,” said Anita Begnaud, CEO of
DDA and DLU. “Business owners and the entire community are excited about the development
and business wins occurring in the heart of our city. Our Board’s passion, enthusiasm, and energy

will allow DLU to capitalize on the opportunities we are beginning to see realized and help keep
our district at the forefront of progress in our community.”
“We are pleased to welcome new and returning members to the DLU board as we continue to be
inspired by those committed to Downtown and the success of our district. These members join
DLU at an exciting time as we continue to drive our mission forward and build deeper relationships
with residents, business owners, developers, and visitors alike. As we kick off this new year, we
hope to continue to highlight the excitement and growth taking place Downtown and look forward
to the contributions each of our Board Members will bring to our community,” said Jamie Hebert,
DLU Director of Programming and Engagement.
Visit www.downtownlafayette.org/about/leadership for a complete list of our Downtown Lafayette
leadership team. To learn more about Downtown Lafayette Unlimited membership opportunities,
visit www.downtownlafayette.org/membership.

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