The St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce hosted its Annual Installation and Awards Ceremony virtually on February 24, 2021.
Due to the pandemic and the inability to hold in-person events in 2020, the 2020 Board of Directors agreed to remain in place for 2021, thus committing one more year of servant leadership on the Chamber Board. Instead of the traditional swearing in, Chairman of the Board Tom Meyer with Benefit Planning Group Insurance & Wealth Management, recognized each 2021 board member.
Along with Chairman Tom Meyer, the following are 2021 board members: Tony Adams with Iberia Bank; Sandy Badinger with Slidell Memorial Hospital; Sarada Bonnett with Three Rivers Art Festival; David Boudreaux with Hancock Whitney; Carrie Calvin with Bourgeois Bennett CPAs; Alan Case with Lowry-Dunham, Case & Vivien Insurance; Joan Coffman with St. Tammany Health System; Erin Cowser with Louisiana Board of Regents; Kyle Kent with Kent Design Build; David Hursey with CLECO; Frank Jabbia with St. Tammany Public School System; David Landry with Carver Darden LLC; Kathryn LeBlanc with Cedarwood School; Paul LeBlanc with Arbor Lending Group; Kendra Maness with Slidell Magazine; Chris Masingill with St. Tammany Corporation; Jennifer Messina with Habitat for Humanity; Ryan Myers with F.H. Myers Construction; Louis Ochoa with The Sadie Jane; Colin Shea with Gilsbar; Ronnie Simpson with Ochsner Health System; Townsend Underhill with Stirling Properties; Cliff Bergeron with A Taste of the Town; Rebecca Blossman with Northshore Media Group; Daniel Gabourel with GFS Wealth Management; Rene Ragas with Our Lady of the Lake; Mike Saucier with Gulf State Real Estate Services; Erin Strain with St. Tammany Health System; and Noble-Bates Young with Sen. Patrick McMath.
The following awards were presented to recognize those exceeding their roles as committee members, board members and engaged Chamber members: Kendra Maness, editor of Slidell Magazine, 2020 Board Member of the Year; Rebecca Blossman, account executive with Northshore Media Group, 2020 Ambassador of the Year; Ambassadors Council, 2020 Committee of the Year; and St. Tammany Parish Healthcare Heroes, 2020 Member of the Year. The video tribute honoring our Healthcare Heroes can be viewed here.