The Louisiana Travel Association has named the 2024 class of the Louisiana Tourism Leadership Academy.

The goal of the organization is to further educate those within the tourism industry by developing their leadership skills, strengthening their communication networks and informing them about the responsibilities of leadership in building and enriching their tourism-related organizations.

Members of the class are: Eryn Loria, Von Mack Agency; Irene Hodge, Lafayette CVC; Allie Doss, Visit Shreveport Bossier; Amy Mathiew, Acadia Parish Tourism; Aubrey Caldwell, Visit Lake Charles; Rose Perrilloux, Historic Riverlands; Chelsea Latas, Hotard Coaches; Claire Stapp, Discover Monroe-West Monroe; Charlotte Miller, DeSoto Parish Tourism; Sarah Zeagler, Natchitoches CVB; Nicole Connell, Natchitoches CVB; Emma Boone, Visit Shreveport Bossier; Erica Sweeney Glory, Visit the Northshore; Griffin Clark, Louisiana Office of Tourism; Sarah Turner, BREC; Jessica Mullican, Cane River National Heritage Area; Jessica Reab, Brewsters; Katie Vanderlick, Alexandria Pineville CVB; Kelsi Horn, Sabine Parish Tourism; Madison Yates, Visit Lake Charles; Nicole Davis, Explore Houma; Veronica Mosgrove, Office of the Lieutenant Governor; Megan Chauvin, LBA Hospitality; Gracie Ouchley, Discover Monroe-West Monroe; Erica Fox, Attakapas Collective; and Jenna Marshall Theriot, New Orleans & Co.


Disability Rights Louisiana has added two members to its board of directors.

Jakeel D. Abdullah,?of New Orleans, is a self advocate.

Leslie Durham, of St. Joseph, is the mother of an adult child with disabilities. She is the executive director for Louisiana Infrastructure Technical Assistance Corp., a nonprofit created to assist rural local governments.