The Ascension Chamber Welcomes New 2020 Chairman and 4 New Board Members
Gonzales, LA—January 29, 2020, —The Ascension Chamber credits its success to an active membership of more than 550 businesses, its dedicated staff and a diverse, innovative Board of Directors. Barbara Irwin, of Pujol, Pryor & Irwin, The Litigation Firm, recently handed over the reins as 2019 Chairman of the Board to the new 2020 Chairman, Yvonne Pellerin, Nurse Executive at Our Lady of the Lake Ascension.

The Chamber would like to thank Barbara Irwin for her dedication to the Chamber throughout 2019.

We are pleased to announce the new additions to the 2020 Board of Directors: Josh Descant, EATEL; Kevin McCarroll, BASF; Erica Page, Pelican State Credit Union; and Craig Stevens, Genesis 360, 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 countless opportunities for business and professional growth. For more information on how you can become a member or get involved, contact the Chamber office at 225.647.7487 or visit our website at

Standing L to R: Kevin McCarroll, BASF; Mark Dearman, Rubicon; Brandon Davis, Cox Media; Amy Velez, Express Employment Professionals; Yvonne Pellerin, Our Lady of the Lake Ascension; Ronnie Daigle, R.J. Daigle & Sons; Garrett Ganucheau, EFCU Financial; Paul Salvant, The Bug Man; and Barker Dirmann, Ascension Chamber President/CEO.

Seated L to R: Josh Descant, EATEL; Erica Page, Pelican State Credit Union; Lori Lowery, Shell Chemical Geismar; Barbara Irwin, Pujol, Pryor & Irwin, The Litigation Firm; Jacob Waguespack, Faulk & Winkler, LLC; Glynn Fontenot, Methanex; Craig Stevens, Genesis 360, LLC; and Marie Broussard, Coldwell Banker One.

Not Pictured: David Alexander, Ascension Parish Schools; Gus Gutierrez, BRPT-Lake; and Bobby Webre, Ascension Parish Sheriff.