LaTania Anderson, executive director, Baker Chamber of Commerce

LaTania Anderson has been named executive director of the Baker Chamber of Commerce. A native of Donaldsonville, she is responsible for coordinating the chamber’s activities, including member relations, corporate communications, community outreach and implementing the Mayor’s Economic Development Plan.

Anderson is a graduate of Southern University in mass communications and received her masters of business administration from the University of Phoenix, Baton Rouge. She is a certified grant writer and has more than 15 years of management experience specializing in public and intergovernmental affairs as well as emergency preparedness and awareness efforts.

In addition to her responsibilities at the Baker Chamber, she will continue her independent consulting contract with the city of Baker to write and manage grants. In the past five years she has secured more than $1.7 million in grant funding for Baker.

She previously was the intergovernmental affairs liaison/deputy lead for FEMA and was instrumental in assisting municipalities with securing funding from the agency and grant funding for damages incurred in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Ike, Isaac and Gustav.