BRAC Announces 2018 InternBR Cohort

Area interns to receive leadership development training

BATON ROUGE, La. (May 29, 2018)    The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today announced the 2018 cohort of InternBR, presented by Gallagher.

The program is designed to give area interns the professional leadership and communication skills needed for success in their current internships and as they prepare for full-time employment after graduation, while strengthening their connection to the Baton Rouge Area. Along with professional development training, the interns will participate in networking events and further engage with the community through philanthropic and social activities.

Specific skills to be addressed include professional communication, behavior preferences, leadership styles and personal branding. The eight-week program begins on Friday and culminates in a graduation ceremony on July 27.

Presenting sponsor is Gallagher and supporting sponsor is BXS Insurance.

The selected participants for the 2018 program are:

  • Tayler Busselle, BXS Insurance
  • Caroline Cenci, Baton Rouge Area Chamber
  • Elise Chaky, Kids Orchestra
  • Hunter Chaney, Hannis T. Bourgeois
  • Madison Costanza, Baton Rouge Area Chamber
  • Carmen Edwards, Louisiana Fish Fry Products
  • Molly Fix, Gallagher
  • Paul Gibson, Gallagher
  • Elizabeth Heredia, Puryear IT
  • Keosha James, Bonton Associates
  • Anna-Kate Kidder, Gallagher
  • Samantha Knotts, Emergent Method
  • Corynn Major, Gallagher
  • Peyton Meyer, SSA Consultants
  • Ayanna Muigua, Kids Orchestra
  • Blake Painter, Gallagher
  • Mary Frances Patrick, Gallagher
  • Victoria Pipes, Gallagher
  • Cassidy Robinson, Kids Orchestra
  • Mallory Sceroler, Gallagher
  • Allison Smith, Baton Rouge Area Chamber
  • Austin Toffoli, Gallagher
  • James Treuting, Gallagher
  • Madison Underwood, BXS Insurance
  • Emily Watts, Gallagher

About the Baton Rouge Area Chamber

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) leads economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge Area, working to grow jobs and wealth and to improve the business climate and competitiveness in the region. Today, BRAC investors include more than 1,500 small businesses, mid-sized firms, large industry and entrepreneurial startups, as well as individuals and organizations that support business and economic development. In this capacity, BRAC serves as the voice of the business community, providing knowledge, access, services and advocacy. More information is available at


Morgan is the Marketing Manager for the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. In her role, she manages writing organizational publications and materials, oversees BRAC’s social media and blog, and coordinates timelines for all internal marketing projects.

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