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
– President
Greg Walls Building + Design, Johnson’s Boucanière, Walls Properties, Live + Work Downtown

Miles Matt
– Chairman
Matt & Allen Law Offices



Marie Centanni

Marie Centanni – Secretary/Treasurer
Centanni Communications

Scott Chappuis

Architects Beazley Moliere


Denice Skinner
DenMar Staffing

Jaci Russo

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


Luke Sonnier
Techneaux Technology

Leah Graeff
President Elect, VP for Public Relations
Maison Title

Eli Ramirez
Secretary/Treasurer, VP for Fundraising
Cornerstone Financial

Alex Laggner
VP for Membership
Home Bank

John Morris
Member at Large
Jones Walker

Will LaBar
Member at Large
CGI Federal








Dr. Maggi Bienvenu

One Acadiana

Madeleine Groth

Madeleine Groth, DDS

Brandy Cavitt

Brandy Cavitt Company


Pat Trahan

First Horizon Bank

Tina Shelvin Bingham

Lafayette Habitat for Humanity

Seterah Mirian-Delcambre

Latter & Blum

Matthew Thibodeaux 

Klout 9


John Morris IV


Alex Laggner

Home Bank

Leah Graeff

Maison Title


Eli Ramirez

Cornerstone Financial

Prof. Philip J. Auter

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Luke Sonnier

Techneaux Technology

William LaBar

CGI Federal

Jake Guidry 

b1 Bank

Philip Gould

Philip Gould Photography

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