Lydia Szanyi Boudreaux
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Lydia Szanyi Boudreaux

Lydia Szanyi Boudreaux

Lydia is a native of Galveston, Texas, who traveled the country with her active duty military family and developed an eclectic array of interests ranging from target shooting and rodeo to opera and classical ballet. By age 10 she was creating posters to promote local U.S. Air Force events.

After her family finally settled in Thibodaux, La., Lydia earned a degree from Nicholls State University in mass communication, specializing in print journalism and public relations, and began a career as a freelance writer even before graduation.

After graduation, she returned to her alma mater as assistant director of university relations, where she produced all off- and on-campus magazines, newsletters, journals and president’s reports, generated positive media coverage for the university and its alumni, managed a nationwide media database, and planned and implemented crisis communications.

Lydia then returned to her creative roots as lead designer at The W.L. Gaiennie Company. She developed branding, websites and more for clients as small as one-person startups all the way up to the Dig In Lafourche campaign that stretches across the Gulf South.

Lydia is known for her directness and her ability to organize massive projects on a short deadline with little regard to sleep.

She and her husband live in Thibodaux with their nine-year-old daughter, who Lydia swears inherited all of her bad habits from her father.