Leadership Jefferson Announces 2018 Class

The Jefferson Chamber and Jefferson Chamber Foundation are pleased to announce the 2017 - 2018 Leadership Jefferson participants.

Leadership Jefferson offers its participants networking opportunities, enhanced understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing Jefferson Parish, and an opportunity to become more actively involved in

Members of the Leadership Jefferson Class of 2018 include:

Gary Bazile, Entergy
Janet Blohowiak, BNI
Ashley Brennan, Bernhard MCC, LLC
Sheila Craft, OfficeLink, LC & FileLink
Carmen Cummings, Jefferson Community Health Care Center, Inc.
Jessica DeBold, Renaissance Publishing
Casey Fletcher, Fidelity BankSusan Foret, East Jefferson General Hospital
Jennifer Fuselier, Postlethwaite & Netterville
Gerard Gaudet, Adams and Reese, LLP
Bob Hecker, Uniformity, LLC
Sonya Jarvis, ASI Federal Credit Union
Rachael Jeanfreau, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.
Brian Johnson, Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, LLC
Jim Knoth, Jefferson Financial Federal Credit Union
Larry LeBon, Home Bank
Christy Marino, Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
Rachelle Matherne, Delgado Community College
Brian Moldaner, T. Baker Smith, LLC
Chad Nugent, Wealth Management & Planning Group
Anthony Parilla, New Orleans Saints & New Orleans Pelicans
Rachel Perez, Senator Bill Cassidy
Lauren Reynolds, Gulf Coast Bank and Trust
Ryan Rodrigue, Hollis Companies
Brett Sanborn, Select Properties
Rebecca Smith, Whitney Bank
Deborah Stagni, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Andrew Sullivan, Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, LLC
Shannon Thibodeaux, Tulane-Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children
Ben Toledano, Coca Cola United Bottling Company
Susan Trantham, West Jefferson Hospital Foundation
Kate Wendel, JEDCO
Amber Wilson, Jefferson Financial Federal Credit Union
Trisha Young, Atmos Energy

Leadership Jefferson is a nine-month program designed to develop a diverse network of dedicated business and community leaders with the capacity to improve the quality of life for all citizens in Jefferson Parish and the Greater New Orleans region.

Facilitated by a professional training team licensed in Emergenetics, the interactive workshops expose participants to local leaders and activists working to resolve critical issues facing Jefferson Parish. Leadership Jefferson utilizes several personal, social, and civic developmental processes as part of its program. Specific session topics include education, healthcare, quality of life concerns, criminal justice, diversity and economic development.
The Leadership Jefferson application process took place in June. For more information about the program, visit

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Jefferson Chamber of Commerce

Jefferson Chamber of Commerce

What started in 1997 with a few people with some great ideas, has transformed into the premier business organization of the Parish and one of leaders in our region.

Today, we represent more than 900 companies in working to improve the business climate and create business initiatives and opportunities. We have proven that through our business advocacy, we can be a strong force in tackling quality of life issues.

The Jefferson Chamber’s mission is to work for the advancement of the business community; to enhance the economic, civic and cultural environment; and to improve the quality of life in Jefferson Parish.

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