SMHA Means Business!
10/14/2014 1:32:49 PM

Top: Buffy Domingue, Maren Rosen, Marie Desmormeaux Centanni, Lorna Bourg, Sarah Berthelot, Stephanie Bennett, and Marcelle Fontenot; Bottom: Patsy Randall, Sherry T. Broussard, Dr. Ann Dobie, and Melissa Bonin.

On Thursday, October 2, people from all over Acadiana came together to honor the 2014 "Women Who Mean Business",  sponsored by ABiz, IBERIABANK and the LHC Group. This year's honorees brought together women from all professions, including SMHA's own President and CEO, Lorna Bourg! The event took place at the River Oaks center in Lafayette, where attendees enjoyed presentations from all eleven honorees.

Friend and supporter, Governor Kathleen Babino Blanco (left) with Lorna Bourg (center) and Sister Helen Vinton (right).

Lorna Bourg (left) (speaking with IBERIABank Vice President, Carrie Curet, and IBERIABank Executive Vice President, Jerry Vascocu) was recognized for her nearly half a century of work with SMHA, from its humble beginnings in the cane fields of South Louisiana, to its creation of a $100 million secondary market with partner IBERIABank, policy work following the BP Oil Spill, and the construction of innovative neighborhood development, Teche Ridge.
SMFS Staff Clementine Matthews and Theresa LaCour with SMHA Staff Sr. Helen Vinton, Lorna Bourg, event driver Amos Fruge', Andrea Ordodi, Monica Broussard, and Samantha Stevens.

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