Meet Regina Leingang
Occupation: Leadership Development Consultant
Organization: Baton Rouge General Health System
When and why did you get involved with BRAC?
I just got involved with BRAC as an Ambassador this year because of the amazing people that BRAC employs and the mission of the organization. It was at the recommendation of professionals in Baton Rouge that I explored the ambassador role with BRAC. Once I met with Michelle, BRAC’s manager of business services, to discuss what the role was about, I knew it was something that I wanted to do. It’s a small way to give back and help continuously develop the community that I love.
Tell us more about how you are involved in Baton Rouge?
First, in my professional role as the Leadership Development Consultant with Baton Rouge General, our community hospital, I am afforded the opportunity to work with and develop community partners.
I also volunteer with the TEDxLSU Creative Communication Team to help with anything needed for the production. In addition, I’m a current member of the Baton Rouge Chapter of the Association for Talent Development.
Why do you stay involved with BRAC?
I stay involved with BRAC because I want to do anything I can to help Baton Rouge continue to develop and be thought of and portrayed as the amazing community it is – vibrant, unique, growing, diverse, and becoming more innovative each and every day.
What would you tell someone considering becoming a BRAC investor?
Being an investor in BRAC affords you many opportunities – you are able to instantly build connections for your business by joining a network of almost 1,500 other organizations. You’re also able to engage with the community and invest in your business while investing in your community.
What’s one of the most exciting things you see happening in the Baton Rouge Area today?
Community helping the community – I see this happening all the time and in several ways. One thing I love about Baton Rouge General is our Community Enhancement Award, which commits up to $50,000 for up to three years to a non-profit organization seeking financial support to implement projects. It has been wonderful seeing the transformative and sustainable projects that flourish from this award and how they not only benefit Baton Rouge Area residents, but also help other non-profits – all while creating a positive impact on our community. It’s a win – win! BRAC’s Ambassador Program is designed to allow company representatives to actively build relationships with BRAC investors and business leaders while serving as advocates of BRAC’s work.
Each month, BRAC highlights one of these ambassadors in the Ambassador Spotlight. To learn more about the Ambassador Program visit the program page here.