Thursday, June 20, 2024

Bossier Chamber Annual Meeting 2023: Board Members, chamber presidents and charter members

by BIZ Magazine

2022 Board:

  • Eric Barkley,CenterPoint Energy – Chair
  • Nicole Wilhite, Citizens National Bank – Chair Elect
  • Jonathan Reynolds, Carter Credit Union – Finance Chair
  • Barry Regula, Margaritaville Resort and Casino – Past Chair
  • Jerome DuBose, Louisiana Tech Research Institute – Government Relations Chair
  • Kathy French, Port of Caddo Bossier/Vita Riner, 318 Latino Radio/Magazine – Business Workforce Chair 
  • Col. West Anderson, USAF (Ret.), Boeing – Military Relations Chair
  • Mike Busada, Butler Snow LLP – Community Sustainability Chair
  • Dr. Rick Bateman, BPCC
  • Jay Johnson, GDIT
  • Damien Ford, Mike McSwain Architect
  • Patrick Gullatt, Barksdale Federal Credit Union
  • Carl Thibodeaux, Community Bank of Louisiana
  • Vincent Sedminik, Willis-Knighton
  • Gordon Mosley, Mosley Title Company
  • Kevin Nolton, Cyber Innovation Center
  • Scott Solomon, AT&T Government Solutions
  • Charley Kingery, Wieland
  • Jennifer Varnadore, CHRISTUS 
  • Carlton Golden, Builders Supply

2023 Board:

  • Nicole Wilhite, Citizens National Bank – Chair
  • Jonathan Reynolds, Carter Credit Union – Chair Elect
  • Charley Kingery, Wieland – Finance Chair
  • Eric Barkley, CenterPoint Energy (Ret.)  – Past Chair
  • Scott Solomon, AT&T Government Solutions – Government Relations Chair
  • Col. West Anderson, USAF (Ret.) – Military Relations Chair
  • Vita Riner, 318 Latino Radio/Magazine – Business Development Chair
  • Mike Busada, Butler Snow LLP – Community Sustainability Chair
  • Andrew D’Avy – CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System
  • Jerome DuBose – LTRI
  • Damien Ford – Mike McSwain Architect
  • Kathy French – Port of Caddo-Bossier
  • Patrick Gullatt – Barksdale Federal Credit Union
  • Daniel Ihm – Margaritaville Resort Casino
  • Jay Johnson – GDIT
  • Dr. Jennifer Lawrence – BPCC
  • John Michael Moore – GBEDF
  • Kevin Nolten – Cyber Innovation Center
  • Vincent Sedminik – Willis-Knighton
  • Scott Solomon – AT&T Government Solutions
  • Carl Thibodeaux – Community Bank of Louisiana
  • Ashley Warner – Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets

Past Presidents/Chairs of the Board:

  • 1948 – V.V. Whittington
  • 1949 –  Arthur Ray Teague
  • 1950 – Delma L. Patrick
  • 1951 – James K Larkin
  • 1952 – J. Ashley Sibley
  • 1953 – Harry B. Walker
  • 1954 – Enoch T. Nix
  • 1955 – J. Murray Durham
  • 1956 – O.E. Price
  • 1957 – Willie D. White
  • 1958 – J.A. Dunham, Jr.
  • 1959 – Thomas R. Merideth
  • 1960 – O. Gladstone Lynch
  • 1961 – R. R. Forbing
  • 1962 – Donald M. Clements
  • 1963 – Forest E. Vaughn
  • 1964 – Walter O. Bigby
  • 1965 – Robert B. Scott
  • 1966 – James N. Fritze
  • 1967 – Glenn F. Armstrong
  • 1968 – James E. Graham
  • 1969 – Bruce E. Karnes
  • 1970 – Dalton L. Knight
  • 1971 – Gerald R. Brooks
  • 1972 – J. Weyland Herring
  • 1973 – David A. Montgomery, Sr.
  • 1974 – E. J. Bud Lyons, Jr.
  • 1975 – Lawrence H. Nickel
  • 1976 – Wesley D. Burdine
  • 1977 – Wayne I. Summerlin
  • 1978 – Percy Hubbard, Hubbard Investments
  • 1979 – M. Kennon Harvill
  • 1980 – Graham Rogers
  • 1981 – Darnell Sibley
  • 1982 – Don Johnson
  • 1983 – Loy B. Moore, Haynesville Mercantile Co.
  • 1984 – Ed Beck
  • 1985 – Raymond L. Bond, retired
  • 1986 – Rogers M. Prestridge
  • 1987 – Ron Fayard
  • 1988 – Tom Crumpton
  • 1989 – Robert L. Taylor
  • 1990 – Steve Doss, Bayou Belle Traders & Collectors Market, LLC
  • 1991 – Ray Urban
  • 1992 – Thomas Daugherty, retired
  • 1993 – Eddie Faith, Shreveport Communications
  • 1994 – Will Hubbard, Citizens National Bank
  • 1995 – Jim Connerly, retired
  • 1996 – Gene Dickerson, GoodYear
  • 1997 – Bob McArthur
  • 1998 – Bill McFadden, Stirling Properties
  • 1999 – John LeGrand, Jr., retired
  • 2000 – Connie Brown, retired
  • 2001 – Thomas Boggs, Citizens National Bank
  • 2002 – Helen Black, retired
  • 2003 – Rick Osburne, CenturyTel Solutions
  • 2004 – Jeff Thompson, Judge
  • 2005 – John Hubbard, AEP SWEPCO
  • 2006 – Wanda Bennett, retired
  • 2007 – Doyle Adams, Elizabeth Baptist Church
  • 2008 – Gary Hubbard, Hubbard Investments
  • 2009 – Jim Waugh, retired
  • 2010 – Hedy Hebert, Benefit Consulting
  • 2011 – Tommy Clark, BHP Billiton Petroleum
  • 2012 – Kara Lowrie, Acadiana Mortgage
  • 2013 – Jason Smith, Citizens National Bank
  • 2014 – Dr. Jim Henderson, Louisiana College System
  • 2015 – Emile Cordaro, AEP SWEPCO
  • 2016 – David Specht, Specht Newspapers
  • 2017 – Terry Moore, Merryl Lynch
  • 2018 – Dana Smelser, CHRISTUS HEALTH
  • 2019 – Patrick Gullatt, Barksdale Federal
  • 2020-21 – Barry Regula, Margaritaville Resort and Casino
  • 2022 – Eric Barkley, Centerpoint Energy
  • 2023 – Nicole Wilhite, Citizens National Bank

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