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Meet the LEED Team

Dr. Geoffrey Stewart

Dr. Geoffrey Stewart is the LEED Center Director and the Moody Companies/BORSF Endowed Chair in Regional Business Development. He has 15+ years of experience in applied research and MBA course service projects to augment regional economic development initiatives focusing on recovery and resilience within Louisiana communities.In July 2018, Dr. Stewart’s research team received a USDA Rural Development grant to develop an economic development strategy for the seafood industry in Coastal Acadiana parishes.

Dr. Ramesh Kolluru

Dr. Ramesh Kolluru is the Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Economic Development at the University. Dr. Ramesh Kolluru is a nationally recognized leader in the application of computing and informatics research to solve challenges in health care, disaster management, supply chain management, public-private partnerships, big data analytics, among others. During his research career, he founded three premiers applied research centers at UL Lafayette, including the nation's only National Science Foundation "big data" center of excellence; he also generated more than $65 million in research grants and contracts. Under his leadership, the University translates applied research to stimulate innovation and economic development in the region.

Dr. Taniecea Arceneaux Mallery

Dr. Taniecea Arceneaux Mallery currently serves as the Director of Equity, Diversity and Community Engagement at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. In this role, she is responsible for fostering diversity among students, faculty, and staff, as well as ensuring that underrepresented groups have equal access to educational opportunities and resources. Prior to joining UL Lafayette, she worked as a senior diversity research specialist in the Diversity Policy and Programs unit at the Association of American Medical Colleges in Washington, D.C.

Jonathan Shirley

Jonathan Shirley is the LEED Center Program and Operations Manager.  Jonathan works with the team to guide programs that will impact the university and community in the realm of entrepreneurship and leadership.  Prior to joining the LEED Center, Jonathan spent time working for the University of Houston Bauer College of Business in Leadership and with the Wolfe Center for Entrepreneurship.

Kevin Guillory

   Kevin Guillory serves as the LEED Center Office Coordinator. Kevin has 7 years of experience in Higher Education as well experience in Human Resources, Supply Chain Management, and Non-Profit Management. He coordinates the activity and logistics of the LEED Center including arranging team meetings. He also assists in preparing grants and contracts.  Kevin is a two-time graduate from the Moody College of Business with a bachelor's degree in Marketing along with his MBA.