The Ascension Chamber of Commerce held a reception for the 38 members of its 21st Leadership Ascension Class on Aug. 24 at Parc 73 in Prairieville, a news release said.

Leadership Ascension is designed to develop responsible and informed community leaders through a 10-month program. Monthly sessions cover topics including diversity, education, social concerns, health care, law enforcement and government.

The program begins with a team-building opening retreat and ends with a two-day closing retreat where the students review the sessions, share thoughts on Ascension Parish and present class projects that are developed throughout the year.

Members of this year’s class include Cynthia Babin, Prejean Computer Consultants; Joshua Beck, BASF; Rick Bergeron, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office; Scott Bradshaw, Cox Communications; Dominick Campesi, Methanex; Kevin Chenier, Methanex; David Curtis, GSA Consulting Engineers; Kristina Cusick, Pennant Real Estate; Nicholas Daigle, RJ Daigle and Sons; Rodney Davidson, Cabela’s; Dillon Delaune, Don’s Seafood; Daniel Domangue, Skid Marks Tire Pros; and Kenneth Foster, Gulf Coast Aerial Mapping Co.

Also Trevor Gautreaux, Neighbors Federal Credit Union; Edla Hodgeson, Eatel Copr.; Allison Hudson, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office; Christopher Irvine, BASF; Leslie Jackson, Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge; Charla Johnson, St. Elizabeth Hospital; Kevin Johnson, Precise Cleaning Services; Blake Moran, United Community Bank; Sandra Perera, Ascension Parish government; Trinette Reynard, Ascension Parish Clerk of Court; Suzette Richardson, Source Title/Christian Avery, APLC; William Riddle, Methanex; Lindsey Robinson-Jones, Business First Bank; and David Roscher, Guaranty Media.

Also Jerry Self, city of Gonzales; Tiffany Shelton, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center; Holly Slaughter, Ascension Credit Union; Jackie Tisdell, Ascension public schools; John Troutman, Percy, Lanoux & Mumphrey; Steven Tureau, Tureau & Tureau; Amy Velez, Express Employment Professionals; Amy Vidrine, BASF; Bruce Waguespack, River Parishes Community College; Jacey Waguespack, Dutchtown Tiger Mart; and Amy Yarbrough, Serenity Oaks Memorial Park.

To learn about Leadership Ascension, visit or call (225) 647-7487.