The Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce announced the 2016 Leadership Livingston class during a meet-and-greet Aug. 4 at North Oaks Health System.

Class members include Amie Barton, Regions Bank; Amy Konieczka, Amy Konieczka Photography; Brittni Blankenship, Quality Engineering & Surveying; Carl Duplessis, Jefferson Financial Credit Union; Cheryl Jeane, Triton Healthcare; Craig McGeHee, mayor of Killian; David Hobbs, MediaChoice, LLC; Denisse Velazco, Papi’s Fajita Factory; Clint Trant, First Guaranty Bank; Gina Cooper, Rotolo’s Pizzeria; Jennifer Seneca, Livingston Parish Library; John Blount, Blount General Contractors; Kay Landry, Covington & Associates; Lana Guay, Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce; Larry Collins, Livingston Economic Development Center; Lori Steele, Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office; Mary Kistler, Livingston Parish President’s Office; Michael Sanchez, Labarre Associates, Inc.; Michele Crosby, Jones Walker, LLP; Percival Kane, North Oaks Health Systems; Sabrina Puryear, Ochsner Health Systems; Steve Bernard, Client Technology Services; Todd Peters, Our Lady of the Lake; Tracy Girlinghouse, city of Walker; and Wayne Mack, Livingston Parish Assessor’s Office.

Chamber President and CEO April Wehrs gave the welcome and introduction. Major program sponsors James Cathey, CEO of North Oaks Health System, and Jeff Martin, business banking executive with Regions Bank, spoke to the class. Also sponsoring is First Guaranty Bank.

The program will begin with an overnight retreat at the end of August, followed by a one-day session each month focusing on a specific topic of Livingston Parish. Topics include government, culture and tourism, community health care, leadership competencies, judicial system, diversity, education, social concerns, economic development, hidden treasures and topics unique to Livingston Parish.

Leadership Livingston is a program to develop individuals as leaders within their communities. For more information on the program, call (225) 665-8155 or visit livingstonparish