Meet Amanda Hamilton
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, BRAC is hosting a special edition of its usual monthly blog spotlight series to celebrate our Hispanic investors and professionals in the area. Amanda Hamilton is the area president for Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi for Gallagher, a BRAC investor company.
What does your company/organization do?
At Gallagher, we advise, design, implement, manage and communicate benefits, retirement, HR, and compensation programs for employers across the globe.
Why did you decide to invest in BRAC?
We are committed to helping businesses succeed and thrive all across the Baton Rouge Area. BRAC’s goals are aligned with our mission, which made the decision to become an investor an easy one. Our joint goal is to find out the needs and challenges of businesses across the Capital Region in order to support their unique needs.
What would you say to companies contemplating joining BRAC?
What’s holding you back? Make a commitment for yourself and your team to actively engage in community events and networking opportunities and tap into BRAC resources. You and your employees will find value!
What are some resources that Hispanic business owners in the Capital Region should utilize?
The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is a great resource for training, education, partnerships, collaboration, and recruitment.
What changes have you seen in inclusivity for Hispanic people across the BR Area? What changes would you like to see?
In my position, I’ve seen businesses make a concerted effort to recruit a more diverse workforce. Companies that recognize diverse backgrounds and cultures spark creative innovation and provide equal opportunity for all, and that in turn supports community economic development. I’d like to see more companies recruit with the intention to support the communities in which they serve.
What do you anticipate for your company in the next five years? For the Capital Region?
We will continue to invest in organizations like BRAC that are aligned in support of community and business success, which will lead to exponential growth in the next five years. I am hopeful that the Capital Region leaders will continue to seek improvements in all communities equally in order to achieve the same results.