Chamber names chairman

Staff reports

The Ascension Chamber of Commerce announced the appointment of its new 2011 Chairman of the Board,  Mike Waguespack of Waguespack and Associates Insurance.

Handed the reigns by out-going Chairman Glenda Shaheen, Waguespack will work closely with President and Chief Executive Officer Sherrie Despino.

With an active membership of over 500 businesses, the Ascension Chamber of Commerce facilitates and fosters economic growth for its members. 2010 was a memorable year for the organization, as they received many accolades, and achieved a great amount of success. The Chamber was awarded Louisiana’s Mid-Size Chamber of the Year, and staff member Kassie St. Pierre was selected for a Women in Media Award of Excellence.

The Chamber is looking forward to a new year of positive changes with Waguespack taking the position of chairman of the board. His immense involvement in the community through organizations such as Leadership Ascension, the South Louisiana Business Bank Board of Directors, and the Knights of Columbus, along with his 25 year ownership of Waguespack and Associates Insurance, have made him an ideal choice for moving the Chamber forward.

For more information on the Ascension Chamber of Commerce, or to find out how to become a member, visit, or telephone 225- 647-7487.