BRAC Names 2019 Board Chair, Randy Cangelosi

Baton Rouge, La. (December 19, 2018) – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today announced that Randal R. “Randy” Cangelosi will serve as chair of the board for the organization in 2019. Cangelosi is a litigation partner with Kean Miller LLP.


“Randy has been an active and involved leader for the Baton Rouge Area. He is focused and dynamic, and we look forward to his leadership as board chair,” said Adam Knapp, president and CEO of BRAC.


Cangelosi has more than 25 years of legal experience and, through his law practice with Kean Miller LLP, important relationships with industrial and commercial businesses throughout the state.


“The nine parishes that comprise the greater Baton Rouge Area are growing and offer many opportunities. As a community, we should strive to capitalize on the important developments in the area,” said Cangelosi. “For instance, the Garvee Bond project widening of I-10, the I-10 Washington Street exit revamp and the successful vote for MovEBR show that local leadership and voters understand the need to improve our roads and infrastructure. We must seize this momentum, direct it into a new south bridge project, and bust the bridge bottleneck. This elephant is not only in the room, it is laying on top of the bridge. There are so many fantastic developments happening across our region – from the continued renaissance of downtown Baton Rouge, to the impact of the Water Campus, to manufacturing expansions, to a thriving arts culture. In 2019 BRAC will double down on its focus on job growth, education and infrastructure enhancements to improve the quality of life for citizens and businesses in the region. I am humbled and honored to serve as board chair as BRAC and its investors continue play a part in the transformation of our community.”


Cangelosi succeeds Ric Kearny, who served as BRAC board chair in 2018.


The full 2019 board list will be released online at in early 2019.


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


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