METAIRIE, LA – The Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
will host its Annual Meeting, presented by Ochsner Health System, on Thursday,
February 7 at the Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport Hotel. As one of the
Chamber’s largest networking and social events, the Annual Meeting serves as an
opportunity to celebrate the many accomplishments from the past year and
announce exciting plans for initiatives, events and advocacy in 2019.
The 2019 Annual Meeting Panel will focus on how strengthening a public school system can transform a community for a bright future. John White, Louisiana State Superintendent, and Dr. Cade Brumley, Jefferson Parish Superintendent, will address more than 400 business, community and civic leaders at the event. Carrie Monica, Executive Director of Stand Louisiana, will moderate the panel.
White launched Louisiana Believes, the state’s plan to ensure every child is on track to a college degree or a professional career. Throughout the past 6 years as Louisiana State Superintendent, some of the initiatives White has worked on have been to unify the state’s fragmented early childhood system, modernize curriculum, and professionalize the preparation of educators. He was named Louisiana State Superintendent in January 2012.
Dr. Brumley led the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) in adopting a district-wide Tier 1 curriculum, which equips all schools with the highest-rated learning resources available during his first year as Jefferson Parish Superintendent. He also created a Transformation Network to provide extra support and resources for our highest-need schools as part of an equity agenda, and secured nearly $2 million in additional funding for these students and educators. He was appointed Jefferson Parish Superintendent in March 2018.
The Chamber will also present the Ambassador of the Year Award, Board Member of the Year Award, President’s Award and Chairman’s Award, and will recognize the change in leadership from 2018 Board Chairman, Nick Karl of Peoples Health to 2019 Board Chairman, Ryan Daul of Daul Insurance.
Networking begins at 8 a.m. followed by the program and breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Individual member tickets are $85 and non-member tickets are $125. For more information on ticket and sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.jeffersonchamber.org or call (504) 835-3880. For questions regarding the event, contact Alex Zarookian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proceeds from the event support the Jefferson Chamber’s efforts in pro-business advocacy and quality of life initiatives.
Media are welcome to attend.
About the Jefferson Chamber:
The Jefferson Chamber is a leading voice for Jefferson Parish’s business community. As a non-profit, membership-driven organization, the Chamber is an effective advocate for small and large businesses at the local, state and federal levels. The Chamber’s mission is to work for the advancement of the business community; to enhance the economic, civic and cultural environment; and to improve the quality of life in Jefferson Parish. The Jefferson Chamber is Five-Star Accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was awarded the 2013 and 2015 Chamber of the Year Award by the Louisiana Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives in the Large Chamber Category.