Livingston Parish Chamber graduates leadership participants _lowres

Photo provided by April Wehrs -- Attending the Leadership Livingston graduation in Holden on June 16 are, fron t row from left, Susan Abels, Debbie Williams, Ben Morse, Rhonda Walker and Karen Demaree; middle row, Jodi Carter, Jackie Dykes, Nicole Elmore, Hannah Kimbrough, Karla Needham, Tracy Pettigrew, Marsha Bond, Kayla Johnson and Delaine Hood; and back row, April Wehrs, Michael Larisey, James P. Brown, Scott Dufrene, Andre’ Sylvester, Mike Cotton, Eddie Bertoniere, Kresten Brown, Rick Ramsey, Jamie Seal and Giovanni Tairov. Not pictured are Dale Erdey and Bradley Holleman.

The Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce held its third Leadership Livingston graduation program for the class of 2015 on June 16 at Ferrara Fire Apparatus in Holden.

The evening included project presentations from each of the class groups: Chamber for Challengers, Krewe of Hope and Project Pelican. The projects showcased the graduates’ leadership skills and allowed them to give back to the community. Projects can be viewed at the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.

First-year graduates addressing the attendees included Parish President Layton Ricks; Sheriff Jason Ard; Alton Lewis, CEO of First Guaranty Bank; James Cathy, CEO of North Oaks Health System; and Jeffery Martin, business banking executive of Regions Bank.

Major sponsors of the program are First Guaranty Bank, North Oaks Health System and Regions Bank.

Applications for the 2016 Leadership Livingston program are due by noon July 24.

For information, contact the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce at (225) 665-8155 or visit

The graduates were: Susan Abels, Boyer Hebert Abels & Angelle LLC; Debbie Williams, Ochsner Health System; Ben Morse, Skid Marks Tire Pros; Rhonda Walker, Livingston Parish government; Karen Demaree, Bizworks LLC; Jodi Carter, Donnie Jarreau Residential LLC; Jackie Dykes, GMFS LLC; Nicole Elmore, Regions Bank; Hannah Kimbrough, Associated Builders and Contractors; Karla Needham, Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce; Tracy Pettigrew, North Oaks Health System; Marsha Bond, Our Lady of the Lake Livingston; Kayla Johnson, Covington & Associates; Delaine Hood, Carnahan Andrews, CPA; April Wehrs, chamber president/CEO; Michael Larisey, Denham Springs Marshal’s Office; James P. Brown, Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office; Scott Dufrene, Primtek LLC; André Sylvester, Denham Springs Marshal’s Office; Mike Cotton, Office Depot; Eddie Bertoniere, First Guaranty Bank; Kresten Brown, Forte and Tablada Inc.; Walker Mayor Rick Ramsey; Jamie Seal, Quality Engineering & Surveying, LLC; Giovanni Tairov, Livingston Parish Library; Dale Erdey, Erdey Insurance Agency Inc.; and Bradley Holleman, SJB Group LLC.