DLU leadership event


We welcome all who want to help Downtown grow and thrive.

Downtown Development Authority Leadership

The Downtown Development Authority’s mission is the physical, economic and cultural development of the the downtown district— preserving and enhancing its important place as the heart of Lafayette and Acadiana.

In addition to the staff at DDA, the organization is overseen by a seven-member board.

DDA Board Members


Greg Walls
– Chairman
Greg Walls Buiding + Design, Johnson’s Boucaniere, Walls Properties, Live + Work Downtown

Miles Matt
– Secretary/Treasurer
Matt & Allen Law Offices


Eric Crozier
ACSW Architects

Marie Centanni

Marie Centanni
Centanni Communications

Gus Rezende

Social Entertainment, Central Pizza, Tropical Smoothie Café

Denice Skinner
DenMar Staffing

Downtown Lafayette Unlimited Leadership

Downtown Lafayette Unlimited aims to create cohesion amongst Downtown business leaders, advocate for their success, and market the district’s assets. DLU is a member-based organization whose daily activities are carried out by DLU staff members, led by a board of elected members who can serve on five committees: Executive, Membership, Public Relations, Fundraising, and Programming.

Want to be a part of Downtown Lafayette’s Board of Directors? DLU’s board members are required to be due-paying members of the organization and must be nominated by an existing board member. Become a member today.

DLU Board Members


Will LaBar
Past President
CGI Federal


Luke Sonnier
Techneaux Technology


Jessica Hauerwas, President

LogoJET, Inc


Matthew Thibodeaux

Past President (2021)

Klout 9


John Morris, At-Large

Jones Walker, LLP

Eli Ramirez, VP for Fundraising 

Cornerstone Financial

Alex Laggner, VP for Membership

Home Bank

Leah Graeff, VP for Public Relations

Maison Title



Philip Gould

Documentary/Architecture Photographer



David Austin

Envoy Mortange

James Colvin

Beausoleil Books & The Whisper Room


Maggi Bienvenu

One Acadiana


Madeleine Groth

Madeleine Groth, DDS

Jake Guidry


Brandy Cavitt

Brandy Cavitt Company


Pat Trahan

First Horizon Bank

Heather Guidroz

Tsunami Restaurants, LLC

Tina Shelvin Bingham

Lafayette Habitat for Humanity

Seterah Mirian-Delcambre

Latter & Blum

Jared Guilliot
Guilliot Family Dental

Candace Gulotta-Haggart

Festival International de Louisiane

Rev. Jessica Lowe

First United Methodist Church

Ambrose Stearns

Kean Miller LLP

Trey Ware
Black Café

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