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1A Hires New Chief

One Acadiana, Lafayette's chamber of commerce, today announced the selection of Troy Wayman as its next president and CEO.

Wayman currently is Vice President of Economic Development for the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce. His appointment is effective February 15.

Jim Bourgeois, the group's Interim President & CEO and Executive Director of Business Development since 2015, will serve throughout the transition. The most recent CEO, Jason El Koubi, resigned this summer. 

Wayman has worked in a variety of roles in Alabama over the past 20 years, including 9 years as the Vice President of Economic Development at the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, where under his leadership, the region experienced the creation of over 8,000 jobs and nearly $3 Billion in capital investment

Wayman was the unanimous choice of  13-member Search Committee, chaired by Don Broussard, CFO of The Lemoine Company, along with Kathy Bobbs, President & CEO of Women’s and Children’s Hospital. The committee worked with Todd Jorgenson of Jorgenson Consulting.

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