Meet Our Staff
Anne T. Falgout
Anne is a 19-year economic development veteran and Vermilion Parish native. Her family owns Toups’ Propeller and is active in the community. Anne and her partner Lucas run a small music studio called Ravis Records and raise their four children in Kaplan.
Her experience as a business librarian and small business consultant makes her skilled at assisting companies of all sizes with their business decisions. As the Alliance’s Executive Director she represents the parish on the Acadiana Economic Development Council, sits on the Board for One Acadiana, and is a member of the Acadiana Regional Alliance. She remains active in the business community through participation in the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce and the Leadership Vermilion alumni group, and serves civically as a Board Member for United Way of Acadiana and the newly-revitalized Vermilion Arts Council.
Anne is a Class XXII graduate of Leadership Lafayette and participated in Leadership Vermilion’s third class. Anne is a 2013 20 Under 40: Acadiana Young Leaders honoree and was awarded the 2019 Women Who Mean Business award by Women’s United. In 2018, Anne and the organization were the winners of the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce’s Forward Vermilion Award. This award is given to a “forward thinking company that embraces the unique Vermilion culture and exemplifies what it means to live, work and play in Vermilion Parish.”
Contact Anne if you need information about Vermilion Parish sites and resources. Anne is also the Custodian of the Alliance’s public records.
Shari is a native and lifelong resident of Vermilion Parish; she was raised in Abbeville and now lives in the Meaux area. Shari joined the Alliance in August 2014 as our Executive Assistant. With 30 years of clerical experience, Shari effectively assists serves as the first contact for most of the organization’s clients.
Shari manages Anne’s calendar as well as upcoming seminars and educational sessions and is the liaison to our Board of Directors. Shari is also the Alliance’s Ethics Representative. Contact Shari to book a presentation for your civic group or to arrange a business consultation.