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Acadiana Movers And Shakers - People In Business

Nov 14, 2019 01:36PM ● By News Desk

Movers And Shakers - People In Business


Chuck Kleckley Joins The Picard Group

The Picard Group (TPG) is pleased to announce that former Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives Chuck Kleckley is joining the firm as Senior Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs. Kleckley, who will be based in Lake Charles, brings 15 years of legislative and governmental affairs experience.

“All of us at The Picard Group are excited about the wealth of talent, insight, and statewide relationships that Chuck brings to the firm,” said Tyron Picard, Principal and Founder of TPG. “I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Chuck since his days on the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury and have seen how his attentive and calm demeanor often leads to solutions in the most complex situations. His relationships on both sides of the aisle, as well as at all levels of government, will be at a great resource for the firm and our clients.”

“After serving 16 years as an elected official and almost four years in government relations, I’m thrilled to join the professional team at The Picard Group,” Kleckley said.  “The Picard Group and I share the same values and goals of delivering timely and effective results.”


Hoyt & Stanford Announces New Partner and Name Change

Lafayette-based law firm Hoyt, Stanford & Wynne—formerly named Hoyt & Stanford—is pleased to announce the addition of Jena Kyle Wynne as partner. 

Recently selected by the American Institute of Legal Counsel as one of Louisiana’s 10 Best Attorneys, Wynne has quickly distinguished herself as an exceptional attorney since being admitted to practice in 2015. Focused in the areas of estate planning, successions, tax law, elder law and special needs, she has represented Hoyt, Stanford & Wynne clients before trial and appellate court with resounding success.

 “I am deeply honored to be joining this firm as a partner, and I am equally grateful for the wonderful opportunity extended by the firm’s leadership, Ted Hoyt and Reardon Stanford,” said Wynne. “I sincerely appreciate their confidence in me, and I look forward to continuing the firm’s mission of achieving our clients’ goals.”


Courtney Branson Joins the Standard Title Team

Standard Title is pleased to announce that Courtney Branson has joined their team. Courtney serves as our Marketing Coordinator and brings four years of marketing experience to the team. She was raised in Lafayette, received her bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she is currently pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration.

Outside of work and her studies, she enjoys spending quality time with her loved ones, volunteering in the community, and baking. Courtney is a provisional member of the Junior League of Lafayette and a member of The705.


Jerry Prejean Named National Board Chair for AMIkids

AMIkids Inc. is proud to welcome Jerry Q. Prejean as the new National Board Chair for the organization.

“Our National Board provides invaluable oversight and guidance to our organization, helping to strengthen our mission of serving at-risk youth,” said from Michael Thornton, CEO & President, AMIkids. “Mr. Prejean has a great history with our organization, and is a well-respected member of his community for his professional and personal accomplishments. His leadership will be a great asset to our mission over the next two years.”

AMIkids is a national nonprofit organization that serves at-risk youth with local programs in nine states throughout the country. Since 1969, AMIkids has empowered more than 140,000 boys and girls from across the nation, helping to transform their lives and guide them towards a bright future.

Prejean is senior vice president and private client group manager for Iberia Bank and has over 25 years in the banking industry. He has worked extensively within the health care industry and has been executive committee member and budget and finance committee chair for AMI Kids as well as past chairman and current board member of AMI Kids, Acadiana. Learn more at: 


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