The Baton Rouge Area Chamber announced award recipients honored at its monthly lunch program April 5.
“It’s important to BRAC to recognize individuals and companies who contribute so meaningfully to the regional economy through service to the business community,” said Adam Knapp, president and CEO of BRAC.
The D. Jensen Holliday Award went to Tom Yura, senior vice president and general manager of BASF, and 2015 chairman of BRAC’s Education and Workforce Council.
The Holliday Award is presented to a member of the BRAC board of directors for extraordinary leadership and exemplary service to BRAC, a news release said.
The Community Champion Award was presented to Coletta Barrett, vice president of mission at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.
BRAC presents a Community Champion Award annually to a resident for outstanding contributions to a company and above-and-beyond leadership in the community. Recipients also demonstrate leadership, visionary thinking and extraordinary volunteerism.
Brown & Root received the Project of the Year honor. In July, Brown & Root announced that it would establish its corporate headquarters in Baton Rouge and relocate 25 executives to its Corporate Boulevard location, with additional executives to follow in 2016.
BRAC’s Project of the Year Award is presented to an economic development project that positions the capital region at the next level through job creation, capital expenditures, expansion of an industry sector and long-term impact on the regional economy and brand.
The 2015 board chairman, Van R. Mayhall Jr., also was honored for his work.