The REALTOR® Association of Acadiana launched the Leadership Academy in 2016 for members who want to be further connected with the RAA and grow as leaders within the Association. The goal of the Leadership Academy is to IDENTIFY, INSPIRE, and MENTOR emerging leaders within the RAA.

Upon completion of the leadership academy candidates will:


Be better connected with the RAA


Be ready to take the next step in their leadership journey


Become engaged with the current RAA Leadership


Have increased knowledge of RAA & its operations


Class size is limited to 5 members and each member must be able to attend ALL four (4) lunch sessions in order to graduate from the program.  The program will be chaired by RAA Immediate Past President and Susan Holliday, CEO, is the Co-Chair.  Lunch will be provided during each session

Who Should Apply?

Any RAA member who has an interest in volunteer and leadership service within the RAA. Classes run on a calendar year from January – December. Applications are accepted at any time for upcoming sessions.

How to Apply?

Email a brief statement on why you want to attend along with your bio to Susan Holliday, CEO at susan@realtoracadiana.com


2024 Class

Michelle Ezell, Keaty Real Estate

Teniqueka Green, Evolve Realty

Sam Hayes, REAL Broker

Corita Kuon, EXP Realty

John Ray Perkins, Keller Williams Realty Acadiana

Kathleen Theriot, NextHome Cutting Edge Realty


2023 Class

Alyson Finch, REAL Broker

Jessica Lafitte Landry, NextHome Cutting Edge Realty

Tyler Rush, The Gleason Group

Blake Weaver, EXP Realty

Nikki Wilson, EXP Realty


2022 Class

Stephanie Kellner, Latter & Blum

Sean Landry, Keaty Real Estate

Kishment McCloskey, Dwight Andrus

Tiffany Pellerin, Keller Williams Realty Acadiana

Alison Periou, ICON Real Estate Co.

Latonia Riggs, Evolve Realty, LLC


2021 Class

Allen Dugas, Latter & Blum

Lena Lavine, Keaty Real Estate

Keisha LeBlanc, Nexthome Cutting Edge Realty

Jessie Melancon, Latter & Blum

Wes Stonicher, Keller Williams Realty Acadiana


2020 Class

Blair Broussard, District South

Joy Cobert, Nexthome Cutting Edge Realty

Debbie Greene, Latter & Blum

Ryan Petticrew, Keller Williams Realty Acadiana

Phillip Smith, The George Group

Tammy Weil, Dwight Andrus Real Estate


2019 Class

Becky Gogola, Van Eaton & Romero

Brittany Bouillion, Real Broker

Lulu David, Rhodes Realty

Caitlin Hebert, Keller Williams Realty Acadiana

Scott Roberts, Van Eaton & Romero

Jeannie DelGreco, Keller Williams Realty Acadiana


2018 Class

Suzanne D’Ambrosio, Latter & Blum

Dawn Deare, Dwight Andrus Real Estate

Jennifer Forester, Latter & Blum

Rachel Hebert, Keaty Real Estate

Shannon Higginbotham, NextHome Cutting Edge Realty

Kirk Schnexaider, RE/MAX Acadiana


2017 Class

Lynzie Blanchard, Coldwell Banker Pelican Real Estate

Marianna Ducharme, Keaty Real Estate

Ivan Jennings, Keller Williams Realty Acadiana

Kimberly LaFleur, Van Eaton & Romero

Lori McGrew, Keaty Real Estate


2016 Class

Gerren Benoit, Van Eaton & Romero

Sara Furman, Coldwell Banker Pelican Real Estate

Leslie Guillory, Keaty Real Estate

Terrica Smith, Broker, Cachet Real Estate

Helen Thibeaux, Broker, Majestic Realty & Investments