Rob Robison, a member of the selection committee charged with finding a replacement for Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission Executive Director Gerald Breaux, says two applicants were removed from contention late Friday for lack of experience. Robison declined to name them, saying they had not yet been notified.
The selection committee, which also includes Hilton General Manager James Thackston, businessman Thomas Rogers and Holidome General Manager Ed Buchert, met briefly Friday, the deadline for applications, and took the resumes home to review them over the weekend.
Robison says the committee will meet after LCVC’s 3:30 p.m. meeting Wednesday to decide if it will again narrow the field or conduct phone interviews with the remaining 19 candidates.
Twenty-one applied for the job:
Cory Dale Cart
Timothy J. Richard
John Claude Arceneaux
Mark D. Mouton
View each application here.
The timeline on the selection process remains tentative. The committee is set to meet April 9 to set up the process for phone interviews with the candidates, and on April 18 will schedule personal interviews. The committee hopes to make an offer May 1, with employment to begin no later than June 1. The full LCVC board will have to approve the choice.
Breaux will help with the transition process for about a month, as his last official day is June 29. He is retiring after nearly 31 years on the job.
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