Volunteer Committees

Ambassadors:

The Ambassadors serve as the first point of contact for new members and businesses in the community. They meet and greet new members, participate in ribbon-cutting ceremonies, and serve at organization functions. You must be a Chamber member for six months prior to applying. The committee generally meets on the first Friday of the month.

Chair: Chuck Mutz, CenturyLink Communications
Staff: Amanda Hoerner, amandah@jeffersonchamber.org

Awards:

The Awards Committee nominates Chamber members and businesses for various prestigious awards throughout the year. This committee meets as needed in the Chamber conference room.

Chair: Gene Sausse, Bookoo Bounce
Staff: Emily Anderson, emily@jeffersonchamber.org

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Communications:

The Communications Committee strategically advises implementation of the Chamber’s message in the community and encourages engagement and growth in member businesses’ communications efforts. This committee meets quarterly.

Chair: Kristi Martin, Jefferson Financial Federal Credit Union
Staff: Emily Anderson, emily@jeffersonchamber.org

Education:

The Education Committee actively engages in the local education system to strengthen tomorrow’s workforce.
This committee generally meets on the third Thursday of the month.

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Staff: Emily Anderson, emily@jeffersonchamber.org

Government:

The Government Committee briefs membership on current political issues and makes recommendations to the Chamber’s Board of Directors. This committee generally meets on the fourth Thursday of the month.

Chair: Ryan Daul, Daul Insurance
Staff: Christy Marino, christy@jeffersonchamber.org

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Health & Wellness:

The Health and Wellness Committee educates businesses on the benefits of a healthier workforce and encourages and provides support for healthier lifestyles in Jefferson Parish. This committee meets on the second Tuesday of every other month.

Chair: Donna Austin, Peoples Health
Staff: Christy Marino, christy@jeffersonchamber.org

Special Events:

The Special Events Committee provides leadership at key fundraising events for the Chamber, including Annual Meeting, Annual Gala, Crawfish Boil, Golf Classic, Grand Prix, Tour de Jefferson and LiveWell Fest, and other special programming. Committee meetings are announced as needed.

Staff: Alex Zarookian, alex@jeffersonchamber.org 

Young Professionals:

The Young Professionals Committee targets young professionals in the community and plans and executes philanthropic initiatives, educational events, networking events and leadership development opportunities. Steering Committee selection occurs once a year. The Young Professionals Steering Committee meets on the first Tuesday of the month.

Chair: Matthew Miller, Butler Snow
Staff: Dayna Wessels, dayna@jeffersonchamber.org

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