Volunteer Committees

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 Chamber 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: Debbie Stagni, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Staff: Amanda Hoerner, amandah@jeffersonchamber.org

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: Alicia Frazier, alicia@jeffersonchamber.org

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

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The Education Committee actively engages in the local education system to strengthen tomorrow’s workforce. This committee generally meets on the third Wednesday of the month.
Chair: Paula Polito, Beary Cherry Tree
Staff: Brookley Valencia, brookley@jeffersonchamber.org

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 Tuesday of the month.
Chair: Ryan Daul, Daul Insurance Agency, Inc.
Staff: Brookley Valencia, brookley@jeffersonchamber.org

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
Vice Chair: Coretta LaGarde, American Heart Association
Staff: Alex Zarookian, alex@jeffersonchamber.org

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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, LiveWell Fest and other special programming. Committee meetings are announced as needed.
Staff: Alex Zarookian, alex@jeffersonchamber.org
Alicia Frazier, alicia@jeffersonchamber.org

Young Professionals:
The Young Professionals Committee targets young professionals in the community and plans and executes 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: Todd Pereira, Magnolia Physical Therapy
Vice Chair: Brian Moldaner, T. Baker Smith
Staff: Alicia Frazier, alicia@jeffersonchamber.org


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