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Ascension Chamber welcomes new 2015 Chairman of the Board

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

The Ascension Chamber credits its success to an active membership of over 500 businesses, its dedicated staff and most importantly to a diverse, innovative Board of Directors. The Chamber’s Board functions under President/CEO Sherrie Despino and an appointed Chairman. Matt Pryor of Pujol, Pryor & Irwin, Attorneys at Law, handed over the reins as Chairman of the Board at the Ascension Chamber’s Christmas Social to new 2015 Chairman Kendal Matassa of Regions Bank.

Through Despino and Pryor’s leadership, the Chamber has enjoyed a memorable year. Throughout 2014 the Chamber has worked on improving its mission of strengthening the business community by implementing new strategies and increasing involvement with its members including the creation of a 2014 theme, “Ascension Now” which Pryor decided on at the beginning of his term to reinforce Chamber Members to think local first when doing business.

The Chamber is extremely thankful for Pryor’s unfaltering commitment and is confident that positive changes in the organization will continue through the leadership of 2015 Chairman of the Board Kendal Matassa. Matassa’s immense involvement in the community through organizations such as Leadership Ascension Foundation and East Ascension Rotary Club make him an ideal, well-rounded candidate to continue to move the Chamber forward. The Chamber anticipates a prosperous year and once again commits to strengthening our economy by building our businesses.