2020 Acadiana Profile Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolia: Phyllis Thibodeaux

As owner and operator of Absolutely Custom Apparel & Graphics, Phyllis Thibodeaux is known for providing Acadiana companies with the “wow factor” in business promotion and for her friendly customer service. She started Absolutely in 2005—five years after a move…

Steel Magnolia: Nancy Broadhurst

Nancy Broadhurst is passionate about building a community of committed and grateful individuals for whom the advancement of healthcare is their philanthropic priority. “At Ochsner Lafayette General, we’re here to change and save lives, and I’m privileged to work with…

Steel Magnolia: Reed Prince

After nearly 10 years of serving as Director of Marketing, Reed Prince was this year named Chief Operating Officer of Nursing Specialties Home Health, an organization that provides patients and families with quality care in the comfort of their home.…

Steel Magnolia: Debbey Ryan

Hard work has always inspired Debbey Ryan—from a young age, she understood that determination was the key to developing strength, independence, and success. Today, as Founder & President of the Lafayette Women’s Chamber of Commerce, the first and only women’s…

Steel Magnolia: Robin P. Thibodeaux

From an early age, Robin Thibodeaux loved design and decorating—she spent as much time arranging the rooms in her doll house as she did actually playing with the dolls. Eight years ago, she took that lifelong passion and opened Designs…