St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce has appointed two new members to its staff—Michelle Biggs and Eva Mogabgab Snapp.

Michelle Biggs, IOM has been appointed to the new role of vice president, where she will oversee day-to-day management of the Chamber, as well as assist in the development of strategic initiatives for the organization. She will also direct member relations and all public policy activities that affect economic development and regional and parish businesses.

A Louisiana State University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism, Michelle has more than 25 years of experience in strategic planning, marketing and community relations. Previously, Michelle served as executive director of alumni relations for Southeastern Louisiana University. She also served the St. Tammany West Chamber as communications and administrative officer from 2010-2017.

In 2015 Michelle graduated from the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Organization Management program, a four-year educational program on nonprofit management, held at the University of Georgia. She is also a 2013 graduate of New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute.

“Michelle’s past experience, leadership skills and passion for our community will be true assets as we implement new initiatives directed at growing the business community of our parish,” said Chamber President and CEO Lacey Osborne. “We are more than pleased to have her back as a Chamber staff leader.”

“I am thrilled to return to the St. Tammany Chamber,” said Biggs. “As the fourth largest parish in the state, we are in the perfect position to capitalize on the incredible opportunities that lie ahead in the northshore region. And I very much look forward to working with all our members to strengthen our Chamber’s influence, advocacy and impact.”

The Chamber has also appointed Eva Mogabgab Snapp as director of business development. In this new role, Eva will cultivate relationships to enhance membership value; recruit new members through the Chamber’s annual events and community involvement; and work as liaison for the Chamber’s Northshore Young Professionals and Small Business Council.

Eva, a native of St. Tammany, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Orleans. Previously, she served as vice president of national sales for Geaux Creole, a local seasoning and spice company. Her background also includes working as a federal grants coordinator, and a business owner/operator.

“I am privileged to be working every day for the betterment of my home parish,” said Snapp.