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Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Janet Faulk-Gonzales Stepping Down

Jun 08, 2021 01:18PM ● By Staff Writer
NEW IBERIA, La. -- Wendell Verret, chairman of the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce's board of directors, announced that Janet Faulk-Gonzales is stepping down from her position as Chamber President/CEO.

“Janet has played a critical role in the development and success of the local chamber and we wish her the best of luck as she and her husband relocate to be near their family," Verret said. "The board of directors wishes to thank her for her 13 years of dedicated service.”

Faulk-Gonzales said that, even though she will miss the vibrant activity at the chamber, she believes she is leaving the organization in a steady position noting a highly engaged board of directors, knowledgeable staff with initiative, stable financial footing and strong program planning including a refreshed mission statement.

Faulk-Gonzales has been acting in this position for 13 years and in that time, she believes that the chamber has remained relevant to businesses and the community no matter the degree of change, including being able to increase communications with members and publicizing the World Championship Gumbo Cookoff to its largest audience through the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“I’ve been watching the GICC for many years now and Janet has done a fantastic job," Verret said. "The board of directors is grateful for her dedication to this organization and to Iberia Parish. We are especially appreciative to her for orchestrating the return of the chamber’s annual banquet to New Iberia and for securing the 2021 presenting sponsor for the World Championship Gumbo Cookoff prior to her departure.”

The chamber's board of directors is currently accepting resumes in search of a suitable replacement to fill the position. In the interim period, the executive committee will be working closely with the staff to ensure seamless service delivery through the transition.

About the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce has been advocating for the local business community since 1939. Led by a 21-member volunteer board of directors, who direct the chamber’s mission of improving the business environment so our members grow and prosper, the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce contributes to the economic prosperity of the community, which
ultimately enhances quality of life.

For more information, contact Avery Grubb at [email protected] or (337) 364-1836.