River Region Chamber selects new executive director

Published 12:00 am Monday, February 7, 2005

LAPLACE – Chassity M. McComack was named Executive Director of the River Region Chamber of Commerce by its Board of Directors at their meeting held on January 20, 2005.

In her capacity as Executive Director, McComack will serve as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer. She will be responsible for facilitation and monitoring of all internal operations, including personnel supervision, purchasing and finances.

In addition, she will manage all external operations, to include membership recruitment and retention, along with implementation of the Chamber’s Program of Work.

In making the announcement, Conley Dutreix, Board Chairman said, “We are very fortunate to have her in this position of leadership. The Chamber has accomplished so much in the short ten months since our inception as evidenced by our growth in membership and the quick expansion of our program of work on behalf of our members. Chassity has been with us for seven of those months, initially as a part-time Administrative Assistant, which quickly developed into a full-time position. Early on, it became obvious to us that she possessed the skills and capabilities to eventually become our Executive Director. She has a strong commitment to our continued growth and development as an organization.”

A native and current resident of St. James Parish, McComack is a 1991 graduate of St. Amant High School. Following completion of a two-year program in Word Processing at Ascension Technical College, she embarked on her career path. After several years in this field, she joined the staff of a regional association of builders and contractors. While there, she furthered her education, honed her administrative and managerial skills, attained national recognition as a Certified Master Trainer and rose to the position of Training Manager.

McComack said, “I am honored to have the opportunity to serve this organization as Executive Director and am committed to represent the interests of our membership as we strive to foster a business climate which enhances their success, growth and future development. In working with such dedicated volunteers and other chambers, I’ve gained a new-found sense of appreciation for the tri-parish region and aim to make it the best of the best. We will set a positive example for the business community for years to come.”

For more information on your local Chamber of Commerce, visit www.riverregionchamber.org or call (985) 359-9777.