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Chamber SWLA Board of Directors

The 2020 Executive Board of Directors

  • Chair Kristy Armand of Healthy Image/Thrive Magazine
  • Chair Elect Jim Giffin of Edward Jones
  • Immediate Past Chair Phil Earhart of Iberia Bank
  • Vice Chair, Governmental Affairs Bart Yakupzack of Jack Lawton Companies
  • Vice Chair, Business Dev. & Diversity Ernie Broussard of HGA
  • Vice Chair, Education & Workforce Development Jennifer Spees of Louisiana Mortgage
  • Vice Chair, Quality of Life Tobie Hodgkins of Century 21 Bessette Realty
  • Treasurer Jason Guillory of McElroy, Quirk & Burch
  • Legal Counsel Ross Raley of Stockwell Sievert Law Firm
  • President/CEO George Swift of The Chamber SWLA/SWLA Alliance Foundation


  • Junaid Abassi of Nikki P's Realty
  • Kurt Allen of Air Liquide
  • Dr. Neil Aspinwall of Sowela Technical Community College
  • Eric Avery of Crying Eagle Brewing Company
  • John Berryhill of Image 360
  • Jenny Bono with Fusion Five
  • Ernie Broussard of HGA
  • Barry Brown of Red River Bank
  • Dr. Daryl Burckel of McNeese State University
  • Devan Corbello with the Arts & Humanties Council of Southwest Louisiana
  • Domenick DiPaolo, Waste Management
  • Jerry Dunn of CITGO
  • Keith DuRousseau of Keiland Construction
  • Jeff Favre of Isle of Capri Casino
  • Kay Fox of Beauregard Electric
  • Janie Fruge of West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital
  • Gary Gobert of Lake City Trucking
  • Jason L. Guillory, CPA of McElroy, Quirk & Burch
  • Rich Harbison of Phillips66
  • Margaret Harris of Entergy
  • Christina Joyce-Wilson with  Leadership SWLA
  • Hardtner Klumpp, Investors Property Group
  • Leon Lagneaux of Amerisafe
  • Debra Lastrapes of Calcasieu Refining
  • Hal McMillin of Thompson Engineering
  • Michael K. Pendergast of L'Auberge Casino
  • Mark Peters of Lotte Chemical
  • Ronnie Petree of Home Bank
  • Denise Rau of Rau Financial Group
  • Representative From SASOL
  • Tonya Richard, Imperial Health
  • Scott Sirois of Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana 
  • Roxie Smith of KZWA
  • Jennifer Spees of Louisiana Mortgage
  • Greg Thibodeaux of Turner Industries
  • Alan Trantina of Golden Nugget
  • Bart Yakupzack of Jack Lawton Companies
  • Nic Zaver of Insignia Hotel Management

 Courtesy Seats

  • Lisa Adams of The Greater Beauregard Chamber of Commerce
  • Anne Causey of The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce
  • Jennifer Clinton of The Oakdale Chamber of Commerce
  • Marion Fox of Jeff Davis Chamber of Commerce
  • Lillian Karr of DeQuincy Chamber of Commerce
  • Lena McArthur of West Calcasieu Chamber of Commerce
  • Susan Percle of Junior Achievement
  • Barbara Savant of Kinder Chamber of Commerce

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