A graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing, Lionel began his mortgage career with a local bank in 1985 where he became a top mortgage producer. In 2001 he started his own Mortgage Company. Community and Real Estate involvement has been a big part of his career. Lionel has been the past Chairperson of the March of Dimes, Graduate of Leadership Lafayette Program, Hall of Fame Member and past Affiliate of the Year for the Realtor Association of Acadiana. Lionel has also served two terms as President of the Acadiana Mortgage Lenders Association.