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The Ascension Chamber recently welcomed its new 2018 chairman and four new board members. The Board of Directors includes, seated from left, Brandon Davis, Marie Broussard, Raneé Rogers, Jacob Waguespack, Erin Lanoux, Barbara Irwin and Katie Gibbons; and standing, Ronnie Daigle, Paul Salvant, Bobby Webre, Gus Gutierrez, Glynn Fontenot, Malcolm Carter, Chairman Michael Buturla, Mark Dearman, Tom Yura and David Alexander. Not pictured is Yvonne Pellerin.


Domain Architecture’s Michael Buturla is the 2018 Chairman of the Board for the Ascension Chamber of Commerce. He succeeds Erin Lanoux, of Percy, Lanoux & Mumphrey, Attorneys at Law.

The chamber also welcomed four new members to its Board of Directors: Gus Gutierrez, of Baton Rouge Physical Therapy-LAKE; Barbara Irwin, of Pujol, Pryor & Irwin, Attorneys at Law; Raneé Rogers, of MindWorx Marketing; and Bobby Webre, of the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Chamber leaders thanked Lanoux for her dedication to the chamber throughout 2017, along with the outgoing board members: Janet Britton, of Eatel; Bridget Hanna, Ascension Parish Clerk of Court; and Kendal Matassa, of Regions Bank.

The Ascension Chamber of Commerce works to facilitate and foster economic growth for its members through promotional, sponsorship and networking opportunities, according to a news release.

For information on how to become a member, call (225) 647-7487 or visit