Business Hall of Fame Nominations
Nominations Open TBD for the 2020 Junior Achievement of Acadiana Business Hall of Fame. Nomination Deadline is TBD.
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The Acadiana Business Hall of Fame recognizes the following nominations:
Laureate for a lifetime of achievement in business as well as contributed to their community.
Business Person of the Year has in the prior year successfully demonstrated leadership & vision as well as contributed to their community. Must be over 40 by December 31st of the previous year.
Rising Young Business Leader has in the prior year successfully demonstrated leadership & vision as well as contributed to their community. Must be 40 or less by December 31st of the previous year.
The Richard E. Baudouin, Jr. Award is given to an individual with indirect impact on the business industry - a friend of business.
Small Business of the Year will be awarded to a company with 50 or less employees and demonstrated success in its field, and has contributed to the community and exemplified outstanding corporate citizenry. Corporate headquarters may be outside of Acadiana.
Large Business of the Year will be awarded to a company with more than 50 employees and demonstrated success in its field, and has contributed to the community and exemplified outstanding corporate citizenry. Corporate headquarters may be outside of Acadiana.
Junior Achievement of Acadiana Business Hall of Fame Laureates
2019 Gregg Gothreaux, Lafayette Economic Development Authority
2019 Ema Haq, Bailey's Companies
2018 Sue Brignac-Durand, Washington State Bank
2018 Herbert E. Schilling II, Schilling Distributing
2018 David Wilson, Lafayette General Health
2017 Clyde Simien & Rickey Miniex of Simien & Mieux
2017 Marcelle Citron, Hub City Ford
2016 Mike Grimsley, Townsquare Media
2016 Dr. David H. Fisher, Sr. and his late wife Mrs. Shirley Rhodes
Fisher, Fisher's Early Childhood Development
2016 Mr. John Dan Gielen, Shop-Rite, Tobacco Plus and Church
2015 Richard Zuschlag, Acadian Ambulance
2015 Floyd Degeyter, CLM Equipment
2014 Dwight "Bo" Ramsay, Aries Marine
2014 Lenny Lemoine, The Lemoine Company
2014 Philippe Gustin, Le Centre International de Lafayette
2013 Glenn Armentor, Glenn Armentor Law Corporation
2013 Edward Krampe, McDonald's Corporation
2013 J. Eddie Soileau, Sunland Construction
2012 Charles "Chuck" Lein, Retired, Stuller Settings
2012 Joseph Gajan, II, SLEMCO
2011 Andrew L. Guinn, Sr., Port Aggregates
2011 Reggie Dupre', Dupre' Logistics, LLC
2011 Ernest P. "Topper" Breaux, Ernest P. Breaux Electrical
2010 Rusty Cloutier, MidSouth Bank
2010 Sharon Moss, Moss Motors
2010 Thomas LeBlanc, Service Tool Company
2009 David Allemond, McGee's Landing
2009 Douglas E. "Doug" Ashy, Sr., Doug Ashy Building Materials
2009 Carroll F. Thomas, Cajun Power Sauce, Inc.
2008 Charley Steen, Steen's Syrup
2008 Jimmy Shea, The Bayou Companies, LLC
2008 Robert Trahan, Lafayette Motors
2007 Joe Huval, Evangeline Maid Bread
2007 Don Landry, Sr., Don's Seafood & Steakhouse
2007 Paul Naomi, Sr., Paul's Jewelry
2006 Herbert Abdalla, Abdalla's
2006 Paul Hilliard, Badger Oil
2006 Margaret McMillan