Chamber Announces Leadership Livingston 2016 Class

Chamber Announces Leadership Livingston 2016 Class

The Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce proudly announced the 2016 Leadership Livingston class during a Meet & Greet event. The event was held on the evening of August 4 at North Oaks Health System off Satsuma. This is the chamber’s 4th Leadership Class.
The class of 25 includes the following:

Amie Barton | Regions Bank 

Amy Konieczka | Amy Konieczka Photography 
Brittni Blankenship | Quality Engineering & Surveying 
Carl Duplessis | Jefferson Financial Credit Union 
Cheryl Jeane | Triton Healthcare 
Craig McGeHee | Mayor of Killian  
David Hobbs | MediaChoice, LLC 
Denisse Velazco | Papi's Fajita Factory 
Clint Trant | First Guaranty Bank 
Gina Cooper | Rotolo's Pizzeria 
Jennifer Seneca | Livingston Parish Library 
John Blount | Blount General Contractors 
Kay Landry | Covington & Associates 
Lana Guay | Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce 
Larry Collins | Livingston Economic Development Council
Lori Steele | Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office 
Mary Kistler | Livingston Parish President's Office 
Michael Sanchez | Labarre Associates, Inc. 
Michele Crosby | Jones Walker, LLP 
Percival Kane | North Oaks Health System 
Sabrina Puryear | Ochsner Health Systems 
Steve Bernard | Client Technology Services
Todd Peters | Our Lady of the Lake
Tracy Girlinghouse | City of Walker 
Wayne Mack | Livingston Parish Assessor's Office 

While each participant has an individual sponsor, major program sponsors addressed the class with encouraging words of advice. The class heard from sponsors James Cathey, CEO of North Oaks Health System, and Jeff Martin, Business Banking Executive of Regions Bank. Also sponsoring is First Guaranty Bank.
The evening also included a welcome and introduction from Chamber President & CEO, April Wehrs. “We’re proud to introduce our fourth class. We’ve seen the impact the class has on positive reinforcement in the parish, the relationships formed, and the community service projects,” Wehrs explained.

Leadership Livingston participants will begin the program with an overnight retreat at the end of August. Following the retreat, participants will attend a one day session each month focusing on a specific topic of Livingston Parish including government, culture and tourism, community health care, leadership competencies, judicial system, diversity, education, social concerns, economic development, hidden treasures and topics which are unique to Livingston Parish.
For more information on the program, contact the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce at (225)665-8155 or visit online at

About Leadership Livingston: Leadership Livingston is program based on a national model used by Chambers throughout the country to develop individuals as leaders within their communities.  The program has a long history of building successful leaders throughout the nation, state and neighboring parishes. Graduates of Leadership Livingston will transfer skills provided through the program into actual community application. Community leadership programs such as this are non-traditional learning experiences that provide a hands-on approach to participants.  Presenters and sponsors of the program benefit by helping to form trained, responsible, dedicated leaders who are given the tools and information to make a difference in the community where they live and/or work.