Leadership River Region announces the graduating Class of 2021
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 4, 2021
LAPLACE — Leadership River Region hosted its 2020-2021 Class graduation for its 17 leaders at the Belle Terre Country Club on June 9, 2021.
Each year, up to 25 individuals are selected to participate in a 10-month educational program that includes an opening retreat, seven monthly day sessions, and a class project. Participants receive in-depth exposure to the critical issues facing the river region parish community through lectures, discussion groups, on-site visits, simulations and other leadership development activities. Issues to be addressed during the year include healthcare, government and law enforcement, regionalism, education, parish perspectives (two-part session) and arts and culture. The location and format of each session is different. The program enables participants to develop their leadership capacities, build strong relationships, and prepare themselves to grow and engage their surrounding communities.
During the event, Scott Burton, vice-chair of the River Region Chamber of Commerce, gave encouraging regards to the class. In addition, Parish President Jaclyn Hotard, RRCC Executive Director Chassity McComack, River Parishes Tourist Commission Executive Director Jay Robichaux and a few family members were in attendance supporting the graduates.
Graduating Class of 2021 Members
Samantha de Castro St. Charles Parish
Julia Fisher Port of South Louisiana
Andre Watkins Louisiana’s River Parishes
Lucien Tolbert Marathon Petroleum Company – Garyville Refinery
Cheyenne Hughes PJ’s Coffee of Laplace
Shantelle Richard DENKA
Krisy Rice Louisiana Federal Credit Union
Anthony Ayo St. Charles Parish Government
Shaun Adams JTA Transportation Services LLC
Shanon Naquin International Matex Tank Terminals
Pamela Allen Elite Affairs LLC
Allison Miller Marathon Petroleum Company
JaJuan Hickerson St. James Parish Government
Todd Lambert St. James Parish Hospital
Leah Temple Hargrove Engineers + Constructors
Michelle Jenkins Miller St. John the Baptist Parish
Matthew Frost Ochsner Kenner
For more information about Leadership River Region and to receive more information about the Class of 2022 open application process, email firstname.lastname@example.org.