Kevin Moody, the top official at a family enterprise with interests ranging from community newspapers to restaurants and private equity investments, was elected chairman of the Community Foundation of Acadiana. Moody, president and CEO of The Moody Company, was first elected to the CFA’s board in 2003 and has served as an officer since 2008. He will chair the nonprofit public charity for two years.
Moody replaces Lenny Lemoine of the The Lemoine Company.
Moody also is on the boards of The Moody Company, UL Lafayette Foundation, Financial Corporation of Louisiana Inc, and Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center.
CFA focuses on connecting donors to community needs and opportunities. Founded in 2000, it has assets north of $57 million. Over the past decade, it has received gifts of more than $110 million and made cumulative grants in excess of $58 million in a primary service area that includes Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermilion parishes. Donors can choose to direct their charitable dollars to any U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, church or school.
One of CFA’s largest undertakings is the transformation of the 100-acre Horse Farm on Johnston Street into a passive public park. Lafayette Consolidated Government purchased the property from UL last year and joined forces with CFA, which announced Feb. 6 that it had created Lafayette Central Park Inc., a nonprofit that will develop the property. LCP will oversee the committees and processes responsible for programming, planning, design, construction, budget and finance, fundraising and public relations. It will eventually operate and manage the park via a longterm lease or cooperative endeavor agreement with LCG.
LCP, an independent, nonprofit entity that is not a subsidiary of CFA, is governed by a board of directors selected by an ad hoc steering committee of CFA. The board is comprised of volunteers with a broad knowledge of the community and long history of civic and philanthropic engagement. Former CFA Chairman Lemoine chairs LCP, and Richard Spoon of ArchPoint Consulting is vice chairman.
The LCP board members are: Elaine Abell (attorney) John Arceneaux (LPTFA) Don Briggs (LOGA) Dr. James Caillier (Taylor Foundation) Reggie Dupre (Dupre Logistics) Randy Haynie (Haynie & Associates) Gregg Gothreaux (LEDA) Bill Fenstermaker (Fenstermaker) Mazie Movassaghi (civic and charitable volunteer) David Welch (Stone Energy) Lenny Lemoine-chairman (The Lemoine Company)Rodney Savoy (River Ranch) Allyson Pharr (attorney, Acadian Ambulance) Richard Spoon-vice chairman (ArchPoint Consulting)
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to offer shares of its stock to the public for the first time.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.