About Fusion Five

A Positive Impact on Southwest Louisiana

Fusion Five is a Young Professional Organization (YPO) that is making a positive impact on SWLA by exchanging ideas, developing our members, leading the community, and creating a better place to live and work.

What started as a casual get together among friends at a coffee shop ended up becoming the newest YPO in Southwest Louisiana. In the Spring of 2007 we began meeting once a month to discuss ways to better improve our businesses, ourselves, and SWLA. The goal was to create a true Young Professional Organization (YPO) that would allow us to develop the next generation of SWLA’s business leaders. Taking the next step, it was agreed to have the Chamber SWLA sponsor and mentor Fusion Five.

Fusion Five cultivates a positive impact on Southwest Louisiana by connecting and engaging young professionals in regional opportunities for growth and development. All across America, YPOs are running entrepreneurial projects, increasing awareness, and providing young professionals a voice in their community.

Frequently(ish) Asked Questions

We invite anyone interested in Fusion Five to join us for two Wednesday coffee meetings prior to joining so they may experience what Fusion Five is and how it would benefit them and their businesses.  Non-Fusion Five Members are welcomed to most Lunch and Learns but you will find that the ticket cost for non-members is higher in cost.

Annual membership dues is $100 per member, and payment must accompany application.  You must be between the ages of 21 and 45 to apply.

By being an active participant you’ll sharpen your networking skills, gain leadership experience, and have opportunities to help improve our community.  You’ll also rub elbows with other young professionals at our many events. Who knows, you may even receive a few mentoring opportunities with area leaders.

You can sign up right here! Just click that fancy button below.

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Board of Directors

Mitchell Woods

Taylor Stanley

Athena Gieger

Chase Brown

Katilyn LaBove
Director of Communications

Kade Trahan
Events Chair

Tessa Fautherree

Membership Chair

Whitney Griffin 

Communications Co-Chair

Luke Connally
Events Co-chair

Ben Drouilhet
Membership Co-chair

David Smith Jr. 

Communications Committee

Jamal Bell
Membership Committee

Brandon Lestage
Sponsorship Committee

Allison Barker
FYCA Liaison

Kourtney Istre
McNeese State University Liaison