Division Vice-Chairman: Paul Labat, Foundation for TGMC
Chairman: Kimi Walker, Chauvin Brothers
The Diplomats are the face of the Chamber. These volunteers are occassionally mistaken for staff memebers because they assist with Chamber functions and meetings. The Diplomats attend ribbon cuttings and reach out to new and existing members.
Economic Development & Infrastructure
Division Vice-Chairman: Stephen Smith, All South Consulting Engineers
Chairman: Jason Bergeron, Technology Professionals
The Economic Development Committee monitors issues that impact economic development in the parish including the efforts of the Terrebonne Economic Development Authority. The committee has worked on parish beautification and gateway improvement projects and also listens to business-related issues brought forth from individual members.
The Infrastructure Committee works with the parish and other entities to advocate for improvements to local infrastructure including roads, bridges and telecommunications.
Division Vice-Chairman: Kate Theriot, Coaching for Change
Education Chairman: Rene Williams, Brown & Williams Law Firm
The Education Committee advocates for quality education and workforce development in the public school system as well as at Fletcher Technical Community College and Nicholls State University.
Healthcare Chairman – Ann Barker, Terrebonne Ford
The Healthcare Committee advocates for quality, affordable healthcare. It also monitors healthcare legislation, evaluates reform options that decrease the current strain on our nation’s job creators, and educates businesses on the possible effects of recent healthcare legislation.
Division Vice-Chairman: Mark Folse, Coastal Commerce Bank
Government Activities Chairman: David Rabalais, Terrebonne Port Commission
The Government Affairs Committee monitors local, state and federal political issues that might impact the business community and/or the citizens of Terrebonne Parish. The committee reviews a number of bills and recommends that the Chamber support or oppose some of them. The committee oversees the Chamber’s annual Washington, D.C. fly in and a number of other events.