Our Board

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) Board of Directors provides guidance and counsel at the highest level towards achieving our mission and goals.

Executive Committee: officers

helena web copy

Helena Cunningham CEO, National
Housing Consulting Services

Chair 

BRAC-Adam

Adam Knapp Baton Rouge
Area Chamber

President & CEO

BRACBOARD-Ralph-Bender

Ralph Bender CFO,
Manship Media/WBRZ

Past Chair 

eric

Eric Dexter Director of Business Development,
Civil Solutions Consulting Group, Inc.

Second Chair-Elect

johneverett

John Everett EVP & Market President, Baton Rouge
IBERIABANK/ First Horizon Bank

Investor Development Council Chair

chelsey

Chelsey Laborde Blankenship Owner & CEO, CLB Consulting, LLC /
SoSis Boutique

Treasurer

davidmullens

David Mullens SVP of Commercial Banking,
Capital One

First Chair-Elect

Rae Vasquez Headshot

Raedtha (Rae) Vasquez Partner,
Jones Walker

General Counsel

Executive Committee: Vice Chairs

Janet BrittonAt-Large MemberREV Business
Mark DrennenDirectorCapital Area Finance Authority
Flynn FosterBusiness Development Advisory CouncilGuaranty Broadcasting Co.
John Patrick Galloway, Jr.DirectorCumulus Media
Eduardo JimenezDirectorEntergy
Klein KirbyQuality of Place Council ChairA. Wilbert's Sons, LLC
Jeff KoonceAt-Large MemberBernhard Capital
Jerold LeboldDiversity and Inclusion Council ChairBASF Corporation
Stephanie MansonDirectorOur Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Erin Monroe WesleyAdvocacy/Legislative Council ChairCox Communications
Craig NettervilleDirectorIBERIABANK
David OldreiveDirectorExxonMobil
Nial PatelAt-Large MemberCornerstone Government Affairs
Eric ThomasAt-Large MemberWGMB/WVLA/WBRL/KZUP/Brproud.com

Board of Directors

Bob BartonTaylor Porter
Ray Belton (Michael Stubblefield)Southern University and A&M College System
Sheldon Dennis BluntPhelps Dunbar LLP
Trent BondyLUBA
Rex CabanissWHLC Architecture
Jim CarlsonRiver Parishes Community College (RPCC)
Paul ClecknerWoman’s Hospital
Charles DaigleOchsner Baton Rouge/Lake Charles
Nicholas DaigleR.J. Daigle & Sons
Arthur EwingEwing's of False River, LLC
Chad FosterGator Millworks
Kevin FosterFirst Guaranty Bank
Stacey GautreauThe Dow
Kathryn GravesRegions Bank
Kevin HallThe Advocate
Susanne HallBaton Rouge Coca-Cola Bottling Co., West Region Headquarters
Bobby HamiltonJPMorgan Chase
Michelle HardyTurner Industries
Darylene HarrisShell Catalysts & Technologies, LP
Brian HaymonLoadstar Product Handling Services, LLC
Anthony KimbleKimble Properties
Michelle LanoixExcel Group
Aimee LavespereiHeartMedia
Tyler Litt / Forum 225New Schools for Baton Rouge
Meg MahoneyMethanex USA, LLC
Johnny MilazzoLard Oil Company, Inc.
Mike Nizzob1BANK
Dai NguyenShell
Ross ReillyThe Lamar Corporation
Evon RoquemoreBrightside Social Services LA
Mike SanchezPACTEC
Shane SandeferKean Miller
Joe SciortinoWAFB/WBXH
William ("Bill") SheaAdams and Reese
Ed SilveyThe Baton Rouge Clinic
Willie SmithBaton Rouge Community College (BRCC)
Jennifer StrongOlin
Robert Stuart, IIIHancock Whitney
Edgardo TenreiroBaton Rouge General Medical Center
Steven UdvarhelyiBlue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Scroll to Top