Guaranty Corporation president & CEO to preside over regional economic development board
Baton Rouge, La. (January 3, 2020) – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today announced that Flynn Foster will serve as chair of the board for the organization in 2020. Foster is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Guaranty Corporation and Guaranty Media.
“Flynn has been an active leader for BRAC, serving on almost all of the organization’s councils and committees in the past,” said Adam Knapp, president and CEO of BRAC. “2020 is a big year for the organization, as we will be crafting our next five-year regional strategy. Flynn’s energy and breadth of understanding will be an asset as we finish strong for 2020 and chart our future direction.”
Prior to joining Guaranty in 2010, Foster spent 18 years in the financial services business. He has served the community in a variety of roles, including Louisiana Art & Science Museum board member, Visit Baton Rouge Convention Bureau chairman, and Louisiana Association of Broadcasters chairman.
“More than eight hundred thousand of us call the Baton Rouge Metro home. Taking care of our home and making it a better place to live have never been more important,” said Foster. “BRAC, in partnership with many other organizations and individuals, will continue to help our corner of the world thrive and grow. It’s an honor to represent all members of BRAC as the 2020 Board Chair.”
BRAC and Guaranty share a long history of partnership. BRAC, then called the Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce, recruited Guaranty Income Life Insurance Company to establish operations in Baton Rouge rather than New Orleans in June 1925, and the company opened January 19, 1926.
Foster succeeds Randy Cangelosi, partner at Kean Miller LLP, who served as BRAC board chair in 2019.
The full 2020 board list will be released online at brac.org in the coming week.
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 1,400 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 www.brac.org.