Our Team

At the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC), we're a team of dedicated professionals with a diverse set of backgrounds and skills. We're here to help the business community as it invests in Baton Rouge's economic future.

Executive & Administration

Ann Trappey Interim CEO

MICHAEL DIRESTO Executive Vice President

BELINDA MONTEVERDE Senior Staff Accountant

Kary Pope Executive Assistant

JENNIFER WATSON Operations Manager & Receptionist

ACHILLES WILLIAMS Chief Financial Officer

Anita Byrne Leadership Baton Rouge Director

Business Development

RUSSELL RICHARDSON Senior V.P. of Business Development

Britt Bowker Director of Recruitment

Joshua Combs Manager of Business Development, East Baton Rouge Parish

Chelsea Furr Energy Transition Coordinator

ADELINA LEPINE Business Development Program Manager

JAYSON NEWELL Vice President of Business Development

CASEY O’BANION Business Retention and Expansion Manager


BRACE B. “TREY” GODFREY, III Senior Vice President of Policy

Michael K. Adams Manager of Internship Employer Relations

Kean Jones Manager of Governmental Affairs

Brent Mangum Manager of Internship Business Partnerships

CAILA MICELI Policy and Research Project Manager

CHLOE RIVIERE Manager of Policy and Special Projects

RONNIE SLONE Drive Minority Business Accelerator Facilitator

Davorio Stevenson Manager of Economic Inclusion

Business Intelligence

ANDREW FITZGERALD Senior Vice President of Business Intelligence

Jalen Pettus Research Analyst Intern

Jake Polansky Manager of Economic and Policy Research

CHRIS SPALATIN Senior Manager of Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Investor Development & Relations

EMILIA G. HENRY Senior V.P. of Investor Development

Michelle Mahaffey LeJeune Director of Investor Development

Grace Moody Manager of Investor Relations


Morgan Almeida Senior Vice President of Marketing

Kelsey Anderson Marketing Coordinator

CHRISTY O’NEAL Senior Art Director

Elizabeth Park Director of Marketing

LINDSEY RUSS Director of Events

MAGGI SPURLOCK Director of Talent Development

Kaytlyn Williams Marketing Intern

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