Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce News Release
For Immediate Release: July 19, 2017
22 Graduate from Leadership Livingston Program
On June 22, 2017, the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce hosted a graduation ceremony for the Leadership Livingston class of 2017. This class, nicknamed “The Flood Class”, marked the conclusion of the programs fifth year.
Each year the class is divided into three groups tasked with completing community projects. This year’s community projects were “Supporting Our Seniors”, “Rebuild & Restore” and “Restore Mighty Moms”.  Volunteers put in over 790 service hours with an impact value exceeding $23,000.  “Supporting Our Seniors” focused on providing seniors with the Council on Aging much needed equipment and supplies lost in the August 2016 flood. “Rebuild & Restore” partnered on efforts to rebuild homes by providing physical labor to rebuild three family homes. Lastly, “Restore Mighty Moms” focused on restoring the Mighty Moms food pantry and getting it back in service.  Mighty Moms entire food pantry was lost from the flood waters.
Each group selected one individual they felt went “Above & Beyond” to insure the projects were successful. This year’s recipients were Nicole Jarreau, EFCU Financial; Nikki Sykora , Postlethwaite & Netterville and Sarah Colombo, Livingston Parish Library.  The Leadership Service Award was presented to George McCallum, Quality Engineering & Surveying , for exceptional volunteer service.
Leadership Class sponsors North Oaks Health System and First Guaranty Bank were also recognized as well as venue sponsor, Suma Hall Community Center.
Leadership Livingston Class of 2017: Mark Andrews, Carnahan Andrews CPA, LLC; David Bennett, Livingston Economic Development Council; Sarah Colombo, Livingston Parish Library; Larry Daigle, North Oaks Health System; Marsha Flauss, Our Lady of the Lake Livingston; Julie Forbes, Livingston Parish President’s Council; Kevin J. Foster, First Guaranty Bank; Joey Goldsmith, EATEL; Jason B. Harris, Livingston Parish Clerk of Court; Maryanna Broussard Haynes, Boyer, Hebert, Abels & Angelle, LLC; David S. Hooter, Denham Springs Marshal’s Office; Chris Hughes, Whitney Bank; Dylan Ivy, Livingston Parish Assessor’s Office; Nicole Jarreau, EFCU Financial; Jeffrey S. Johnson, 21st Judicial District Court Judge; George McCallum, Quality Engineering & Surveying, LLC; Autumn Payton, Sheriff Jason Ard; Shelia N. Reynaud, Ochsner Medical Systems; Jason W. Shaffer, Jefferson Financial Federal Credit Union; Brian Skelton, Whitney Bank; Nikki Sykora, Postlethwaite & Netterville; Cindy K. Wooster, Livingston Parish Assessor’s Office.

About Leadership Livingston: Leadership Livingston is a program of the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce Leadership is for any existing or potential leader who resides or works in Livingston Parish. Participants undergo 10 months of instruction focused on development, community services, and professional growth. Each attends at least one outside social, civic or community event, have active involvement in their community project.
For more information on the program, projects, or applying, visit

FRONT ROW:  Joey Goldsmith, EATEL| | Maryanna Haynes, Boyer, Hebert, Abels & Angelle LLC | Autumn Payton, Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office |  Angela "Nikki" Sykora, Postlethwaite & Netterville|  Cynthia Wooster, Livingston Parish Assessor's Office|  Julie Forbes, Livingston Parish President Council | BACK ROW:  April Wehrs | Leadership Livingston & Chamber CEO |  Brian Skelton, Whitney Bank | Larry Daigle, North Oaks Health System | Judge Jeffrey Johnson, 21st Judicial Court | Kevin Foster, First Guaranty Bank | George McCallum, Quality Engineering & Surveying, LLC | Christopher Hughes, Whitney Bank |  Jason Shaffer, Jefferson Financial Credit Union | Amy Nicole Jarreau, EFCU Financial Federal Credit Union |  Jason Harris ,Livingston Parish Clerk of Court | Dylan Ivy, Livingston Parish Assessor's Office | David Bennett, Livingston Economic Development Council| Not pictured:  Mark Andrews, Carnahan Andrews CPA, LLC | Marsha Flauss, Our Lady of the Lake Livingston| David Hooter, Denham Springs Marshal's Office| Shelia Reynaud, Ochsner Medical Center | Sarah Colombo