LAFAYETTE, La. – Today, the Acadiana Planning Commission (APC) announced that Deidra Druilhet was recently appointed as its new communications director.
Prior to joining APC, Druilhet served as a DOTD Public Information Officer for six years. While there, she served as the agency’s spokesperson, communication and public outreach lead for infrastructure related projects and programs for a 16-parish area in Louisiana’s Acadiana, Southwest and Central regions, which included projects such as the Cove Lane interchange, FASTLANE I-10 widening and the I-49 South (Geaux South) program, a $3 billion, multi-year construction initiative.
Druilhet also previously served as a recruitment and retention coordinator for the Washington State University Graduate School and communication coordinator for the Idaho Department of Transportation.
“Since APC’s inception, we have been committed to working with regional governments to enhance and implement comprehensive economic, community and land use planning,” said Monique Boulet, APC CEO. “Deidra brings more than 10 years of professional communication experience in the governmental, educational and non-profit sectors, which will be beneficial as APC works to further its mission to enhance the Acadiana region through transportation investment, community engagement and economic development. APC is elated to add Deidra to our team.”
A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Druilhet has a master’s degree from Washington State University in communication and a bachelor’s degree from Rust College in mass communications with an emphasis in broadcast journalism.
Deidra and her husband Joseph Druilhet currently reside in Broussard.