Nick and JoAnn Pugh


As a capstone to their careers as innovators and disruptors in the telecommunications industry in Louisiana and beyond, Nick and JoAnn Pugh, pictured at left, founded the Pugh Family Foundation (PFF) in 2000. They believe that wealth created in the Acadiana region should be reinvested here, and our organization is also led by PFF Chief Investment Officer Nick “Quad” Pugh IV and PFF Board Member Donny Pugh. Todd Mouton has served as PFF Executive Director since 2017, and he follows founding Executive Director Nan Pugh in that role.

PFF Board of Directors Chair Nick Pugh III grew up in Lafayette and graduated in electrical engineering from USL (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette). His love of science and engineering has fueled his longtime volunteer leadership of UL Lafayette’s successful picosatellite program, and he is a founding member of Acadiana Open Channel and a graduate of Leadership Lafayette Class XXVII.

PFF Board of Directors Secretary-Treasurer JoAnn Lewis Pugh is an Abbeville native and a business administration graduate of Northwestern State University. Her passion for gardening has led to her volunteer service in leadership roles with a number of local and statewide horticultural organizations. She is a past president of Lafayette Garden Club, and she and Nick have worked together on the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity Lafayette.

Nick and JoAnn Pugh photo courtesy of Community Foundation of Acadiana