January 12, 2024

Red Carpet Gala Chairs 2024

We are thrilled to announce Kelli and Eric Troutman as this year's chairs for our Red Carpet Gala with David Foster and Katharine McPhee. Their unwavering dedication and contributions to our community have been exceptional. We extend our heartfelt gratitude for all they do for us.

We’d also like to give a special thank you to LUBA Workers’ Comp and Troutman Insurance Agency for supporting Manship Theatre in all of our endeavors. Your commitment is truly appreciated, and we look forward to an extraordinary gala.

About the gala chairs:

Kelli Bondy Troutman, Senior VP at LUBA Workers’ Comp for 12 years, started as an Account Executive at Wright Feigley Communications. She's a LABI board member, a Baton Rouge Rotary Club board member, and active at St. Aloysius Church. Kelli's community involvement includes roles at Knock Knock Children’s Museum and Emerge Center Foundation. She is a recipient of the Business Report's Top Forty Under 40 award and a Baton Rouge Area Chamber Leadership program graduate.

Eric Troutman, owner of Troutman Insurance Agency, founded the agency over 5 years ago after working as a Risk Advisor at Louisiana Companies and coaching college basketball. Currently a Bocage Raquet Club board member, St. Aloysius Men’s Club member, and active in the community, Eric previously served as President of the Garden District Civic Association and as chair of the Baton Rouge General Foundation’s annual father/daughter fundraiser. Eric is also a Baton Rouge Area Chamber Leadership program graduate.