• Chamber Announces New Board Members of 2021

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    December 18, 2020

    OPELOUSAS, LA- The St. Landry Chamber of Commerce recently announced the results of their 2020/2021 Board of Directors elections. The newly elected board members include Sean Bertrand, Melanie Lebouef, and Candace Papillion. Newly appointed board members include Stuart Amidon, Charlee Lear, Taylor Lormand, Emily Soileau, Nancee Sorenson. Chamber directors govern the Chamber of Commerce, which serves and supports businesses across St. Landry Parish.

    The Chamber Board Elections are held each November with nominees being selected from Chamber membership. Over 300 ballots are sent to each Chamber member across St. Landry Parish. Following the election, Chairman of the Board for 2021, Thurman Johnson, selected an additional five appointees to serve the membership.

    "I am proud of our board makeup," said 2021 Chair, Thurman Johnson. “It continues to be diverse in industry, background, and talent. That is what needed to serve the diverse businesses of St. Landry Parish. I look forward to seeing what we can do.”

    Newly elected board members include Candace Papillion of Evangeline Bank and Trust Company, Sean Bertrand of Leonard Bertrand Contractors, and Melanie Lebouef of the City of Opelousas Tourism. Each will serve a 3-year term beginning January 2021. Appointed board members include Taylor Lormand of St. Landry Economic Development, Emily Soileau of Opelousas General Health System, Nancee Sorenson of Louisiana State University at Eunice, Charlee Leer of The Law Office of Charlee Leer, and Stuart Amidon of Page 50 Studio.

    The St. Landry Chamber of Commerce recently completed a 5-year strategic plan, developing a vision for what the organization will be in 2025. As the Chamber continues to grow, board members utilize this plan to direct their efforts and govern the organization in coordination with the organizational manager, President and CEO Raquella Manuel. For questions and more information regarding the Chamber, interested parties are encouraged to visit their website at www.stlandrychamber.com or call (337) 942-2683

    Raquella Manuel, President & CEO
    chamber@stlandrychamber.com, (337) 942-2683

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