(January 13, 2014)

Centenary leaders selected for prestigious program

SHREVEPORT, LA — Three members of the Centenary community were selected to participate in Leadership Louisiana, a year-long, nationally-recognized leadership development program presented by the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL). Centenary Senior Director for External Relations Matt Bailey and MBA alumni Brandy Evans and Adam Sistrunk were named in the 2014 class.

Matt Bailey
Matt Bailey, Senior Director for External Relations

"I am honored to have been chosen among such an impressive group of professionals," said Bailey. "Leadership Louisiana is fostering a better future for our state by developing and connecting those who are already working and serving in their communities. I am looking forward to learning more about my state and developing new and lasting relationships."

The college's participants have each been involved in a wide variety of community service and leadership programs. Evans completed Centenary's Executive MBA program in 2012 and currently serves as Vice President of Communications at the Shreveport-Bossier Convention Tourist Bureau. She has been also associated with the Greater Shreveport Leadership Program. A 2005 MBA graduate and Senior Vice President of Bancorp South, Sistrunk completed the Louisiana Bankers Association 2011 Leadership School. Bailey currently serves as board chairman of the Louisiana Budget Project and co-founded the Louisiana chapter of New Leaders Council.

Leadership Louisiana enhances the capacity of Louisiana's leaders to build on their experiences and expand the potential of their communities and the state as a whole. The program consists of six two-day sessions held in different cities across the state every other month. There are approximately 1,000 program alumni including CEOs, elected and appointed officials, physicians, attorneys, and other top professionals.

Founded in 1962, CABL is a nonprofit, nonpartisan statewide organization that advances policy issues and the public interest by promoting citizen awareness, good government, and civic leadership. More information, including the full 2014 Leadership Louisiana list, is available at www.cabl.org.

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