Kevin Blanchard is the executive director of the LPTFA. Blanchard was previously the Chief Operating Officer for Southern Lifestyle Development, a real estate developer with residential and mixed-use projects across Louisiana. Prior to that time, Blanchard was Director of Public Works and Chief Development Officer for Lafayette Consolidated Government. Kevin is an attorney and former journalist with a history of civic involvement. He has been named the Lafayette Bar Association’s Young Lawyer of the Year, one of Lafayette’s Top 20 Under 40, and served two years as chairman of the Leadership Institute of Acadiana. He is a graduate of Leadership Lafayette Class XXVI. He and his wife, Heather, have three children.