Meet the Commission

meet the commission

As of August 1st, 2017, Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise as transitioned to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. All aspects of the company are now managed by the Vice President of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development. We would like to extend a large Thank You to the below commissioners who served and brought us to where we are today. It as been a great pleasure and we look forward to partnering with them all in future endeavors. 


LITE commissioners are appointed by Louisiana Economic Development (LED), University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL-Lafayette), and Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA) for staggered three-year terms.

The seven member board of commissioners are selected based on their recognized expertise and experience in mission-centric industries and practices. The roles of the commissioners are to represent all stakeholders, provide strategic direction, ensure objectivity and credibility, provide guidance and review reports of the LITE staff.

  • Douglas Menefee

    Douglas Menefee


    Amazon Web Services

    Enterprise CIO Advisor

  • Tom Cox

    Tom Cox

    Vice Chairman

    President & CEO

  • Azmy Ackleh

    Azmy Ackleh


    College of Science

    Dean of the Ray P. Authement

  • Don Briggs

    Don Briggs

    Louisiana Oil & Gas Association


  • Henry Chu

    Henry Chu

    University of Louisiana at Lafayette

    Executive Director, Informatics Research Institute Professor, Center for Advanced Computer Studies

  • James Chappell

    James Chappell

    Louisiana Economic Development

    Director of Economic Competitiveness

  • Ramesh Kolluru

    Ramesh Kolluru

    University of Louisiana at Lafayette

    Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Economic Development