The 2021 President’s Award was presented to Gulf States Real Estate Services, a leading business with a CEO who truly takes ownership of the Chamber. CEO Mike Saucier and his team recruit members, volunteer at events and assist Chamber staff in planning committee meeting agendas and securing guest speakers. In addition, Mike works behind the scenes—including serving on a task force to update and modernize St. Tammany Parish’s building codes and ordinances—and provides our Board knowledge and facts about local, state, and federal issues to enable us to truly serve as the voice of business. He holds one-on-one meetings with elected officials when needed to discuss critical issues that impact the ability for commerce to occur in St. Tammany Parish.