Popie Billeaud – JB Mouton, Builders Since 1915

Robert Billeaud, who has always been known as “Popie”, is our guest. He serves as President of JB Mouton, the construction company established by his great-grandfather, John Berchman Mouton, in 1915. This interview gives the listener an opportunity to hear Popie speak of his love of building and the satisfaction the team at JB Mouton […]

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David Callecod, CEO of Lafayette General Health, Building a Strong and Innovative Healthcare Network Throughout South Louisiana

David Callecod hit the ground running when he was hired by Lafayette General Hospital (“LGH”) in July 2008 as its President and CEO. Under the capable leadership of Lafayette General’s board of directors and its vision of creating a strong regional healthcare network, Callecod oversaw the partnership with St. Martin Hospital in Breaux Bridge within […]

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Frances McIntosh: Brené Brown Life Coach Striving to Become a U. S. Citizen

Frances McIntosh is caught between two worlds. A native of Scotland, she moved to Lafayette in 2002 with her three children when her husband was offered a job in the oil industry. On this Discover Lafayette podcast with Jan Swift, she shared the story of what many immigrants go through when they apply for permanent […]

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Dr. Natalie Harder, Chancellor of SLCC, Working to Raise Educational Attainment Rate in Louisiana

Dr. Natalie Harder has dedicated her professional career to making education available to everyone. Whether you have achieved a third grade education or a doctorate in philosophy, the open access policy at South Louisiana Community College (“SLCC”) provides the opportunity to pursue the education you desire at an affordable price. Adult education is now a […]

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Gus Rezende of Social Entertainment Talks About Entrepreneurship, Life in the U. S.

Gus Rezende’s life has been shaped by chance meetings with people who compliment his talents and bring about successful outcomes. A partner in Social Entertainment, Gus is a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and came to the United States in 1999 on a tennis scholarship at Georgia Southwestern State University. While teaching at a summer […]

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