LAFAYETTE — The Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce in a news release Friday announced the 16 candidates under consideration to fill eight term-expired seats on its board of directors.
The candidates seeking to serve three-year terms on the board beginning Jan. 1 are Zachary Barker, owner and president of Acadiana Sports Leagues; Todd Citron, general manager and owner of Hub City Ford, Inc.; Jared Doise, owner of Legends Bar and Grill; Paul Durand, president and CEO of St. Martin Bank & Trust Company; South Louisiana Community College Chancellor Natalie Harder; Trey Hill, public affairs director of Atmos Energy; Boyd Hoyt, owner of Hoyt Investment Services; Jenny Krueger, executive director of Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and Conservatory of Music; and Charles Landry, of counsel at Jones, Walker, LLP.
Other candidates are Randy McCollum, co-owner of Blue Sky Innovations LLC; Frank Neuner, managing partner of Laborde & Neuner; Allison Pharr, senior vice president legal and governmental affairs at Acadian Companies; Doug Place, CFO of Dupré Logistics LLC; Charles Trent, insurance and risk adviser at Landry Harris & Company LLC; Jerry Vascocu, Lafayette president of IberiaBank; and Flo Ziegler, vice president of human resources, communications and administration at Stone Energy Corp.
The eight board members currently serving are Barker, Landry, Andy Begneaud of Begneaud Manufacturing; Jeff Elmore of Elmore & McConnell L.L.P.; Terry Huval of LUS Fiber; Flo Meadows, of Coldwell Banker Pelican Real Estate; John O’Meara of Petroleum Club of Lafayette; and Steve Oubre of Architects Southwest. Some of these board members served part of a three-year term and, as a result, are eligible to be selected to serve full terms. The chamber’s board consists of 32 members representing all sectors of the economy and sets policy for the 1,240 members of the organization.