Lacey Osborne, IOM
President and Chief Executive Officer

Lacey Osborne, IOM is in her 30th year as a Chamber professional, and 23rd as President and Chief Executive Officer of the St. Tammany West Chamber, which in November 2019, was renamed the St. Tammany Chamber, representing all of St. Tammany Parish. She leads the Chamber’s full-time professional staff of five in the areas of serving as the voice of business, providing business support, and building coalitions in the parish, region and state. Through 1,100+ member businesses, the Chamber represents more than 35,000 regional employees and has nearly 300 engaged volunteers working to achieve its mission. Prior to joining the St. Tammany West Chamber, Lacey spent seven years as President and CEO of the Iberville Chamber of Commerce, two years at the Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce, and was co-owner of a small retail business.

During her 23 years in St. Tammany, several milestones have occurred in the areas of membership services, workforce development, and public policy. The Chamber received U.S. Chamber of Commerce accreditation status in 2000, 2006, and yet again in 2012 and 2019 with the highest ranking of five stars. It has made significant strides as the voice of business and in building coalitions in St. Tammany and the Greater New Orleans and I-12 corridor regions, beginning in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. A new Chamber building completed in March 2005 proved a tremendous asset in the Post Katrina recovery of businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans region as the Chamber served as a Business Counseling Center. In 2017, the office building mortgage was paid in full, three years ahead of schedule. Other recent milestones include the development of a nearly 250-member political action committee, the St. Tammany ChamberPAC in 2016.

Lacey has been active with the U.S. Chamber as a member of their prestigious Committee of 100, a ‘think tank’ of Chamber executives from across the country that meet twice per year, and has served on the Accreditation Board for over 12 years. She is also a past president of LACCE, the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Executives. LACCE named the Chamber as Chamber of the Year in 2005, 2008 and 2017 in the Large Chamber category. Locally she has most recently served on the board of NAMI, the St. Tammany National Alliance for Mental Illness.

A 1999 graduate of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute of Organizational Management (IOM), she is also a graduate of Leadership Louisiana, NORLI, and co-founder of Leadership West—a partnership of the Iberville and West Baton Rouge Chambers of Commerce. She served as an Institute Advisor at both Villanova University and the University of Georgia in Athens. She was a member of the American Chamber of Commerce Executive (ACCE) Board of Directors from 2010-2013. She returned to that board as chairman of the ACCE Fringe Benefits, Inc. (FBI), an affiliate of the Benefits Trust arm of ACCE, in 2017-18. As an ACCE Board member, she has traveled extensively with delegations of Chamber executives from across the country in recent years to China, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Cuba, Peru, Ireland and Greece. Lacey has served as a consultant to several chambers and non-profits in the region and as advisor to new chamber executives in her region.

Rewarding involvement in her own volunteer activities led her to find her true calling in the Chamber profession. A native of New Orleans and graduate of Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Lacey lives in Covington where her two daughters and their families also reside with her four grandchildren, Vince, Drew, Beau and Grace.