Nicole DesOrmeaux

Nicole DesOrmeaux

Principal

Nicole Davis DesOrmeaux is the founder and principal of DesOrmeaux Group. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and has over a decade of professional experience in communications, event planning, fundraising, design, budget administration, governance and policy work.  “The goal is to help clients realize success by fashioning strategic alliances between potential donors and special causes or candidates running for office. My professional reward is the satisfaction of achieving defined objectives on behalf of clients.”

Prior to founding DesOrmeaux Group, she worked for almost 8 years with the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, now known as One Acadiana. She also served as the Administrative Director of the Leadership Institute of Acadiana. At the Chamber, she was able to form relationships which help in facilitating her fundraising capabilities today. Nicole is a graduate of Leadership Lafayette and was a recipient of the Top 20 under 40 Acadiana Leadership Awards. She received the Communications Excellence Award for the American Chamber of Commerce Executives and is a Graduate of the Dale Carnegie Training Academy.

She also enjoys volunteering in projects to better her community. In 2015, she participated in Dancing with the Stars benefiting Erath High School, and in 2016 she participated in ReProm benefiting Lafayette Education Foundation. “These experiences helped empower me to branch out, find issues that I’m passionate about, and put my energy into making a positive impact in the community.”

Jena Schindler

Jena Schindler

Associate

Orignially from New Orleans, Jena is a graduate of UL Lafayette in Business Management. With over 8 years of experience in the hospitality industry including 2 years as an Events Coordinator and Donor Relations for the Sun Valley Film Festival, Jena brings a customer service approach to every client and task. She is an avid volunteer of Festival International and loves exploring new parts of the world and expanding her cooking skills.