The Chamber SWLA has announced that Velika Hurst-Trahan has been appointed Vice Chair of the agency’s Business Development and Inclusion Task Force.
She has served on the Task Force and will fill the seat that became vacant after the passing of former Chairman Thomas Clemons.
“I look forward to this opportunity to support the Chamber SWLA’s efforts to promote business opportunity for all Chamber of Commerce members,” Hurst-Trahan said. “The more people that have access to employment and entrepreneurial opportunities, the stronger our region will become.”
Hurst-Trahan works for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana as a Strategic Account Manager. Her volunteer service includes: Big Brothers Big Sisters of SWLA—Board President; Christus Ochsner SWLA Foundation—Board Member; Family&Youth Counseling Agency—Advisory Council Member and Women’s Commission of SWLA—Vice President and Fall conference Chair.
Alliance/Chamber SWLA President and CEO George Swift said Hurst-Trahan has the experience and insights needed to lead the Task Force.
"Hurst-Trahan has been involved in our community for years in the professional and non-profit sector. We are proud to have her lead the Task Force,” he said.
The Task Force advocates for Alliance/Chamber SWLA policies and initiatives that promote the region’s talent pool along with sharing best practices and principles for business development and inclusion within the community.