2017 Board of Directors

The Ascension Chamber Welcomes New 2017 Chairman and 6 New Board Members

Gonzales, LA—January 3, 2017, —The Ascension Chamber credits its success to an active membership of more than 500 businesses, its dedicated staff and a diverse, innovative Board of Directors. The Chamber’s Board functions under President/CEO Sherrie Despino and an appointed Chairman. Ascension Parish Clerk of Court Bridget Hanna handed over the reins as 2016 Chairman of the Board to the new 2017 Chairman Erin Lanoux of Percy, Lanoux and Mumphrey, Attorneys at Law.


The Chamber would like to thank Bridget Hanna for her dedication to the Chamber throughout 2016. We would also like to thank outgoing board Members Dan Braun, Cox Communications; Paul Claxton, Cabela’s; Matt Pryor, Pujol, Pryor, & Irwin, Attorneys at Law; Scott Richard, St. Elizabeth Hospital and Nathaniel Tannehill, L’Auberge Casino Baton Rouge for their years of dedication and service.


We are pleased to announce the new additions to the 2017 Board of Directors: David Alexander, Ascension Parish School Board; Ronnie Daigle, R.J. Daigle & Sons Contractors, Inc.; Brandon Davis, Cox Media; Glynn Fontenot, Methanex; Yvonne Pellerin, St. Elizabeth Hospital and Jacob Waguespack, Faulk & Winkler, LLC.


The mission of the Ascension Chamber of Commerce is to facilitate and foster economic growth for its members. The Ascension Chamber works to encourage a healthy and growing economic environment in the parish by offering its membership several promotional, sponsorship and networking opportunities in addition to encouraging its many visitors and callers to shop Ascension. For more information on how you can become a member or get more involved, contact the Chamber office at 225.647.7487 or visit our website at





Liz Laurent

VP of Operations

Ascension Chamber of Commerce 

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