Committees & Networking

The Chamber Southwest achieves its objectives through the volunteers who participate within our committees and other initiatives. It is our belief that only through active involvement will members truly receive a return on their investment.
We are dedicated to improving our community, developing our economy and workforce, and cultivating opportunity through a variety of programs and initiatives including Ready. Set. Work., SWLA Alliance Foundation, Fusion Five, Leadership SWLA, The Leader In Me, and more!
All committees are organized into one of four councils, and are designed to support and implement our strategic plans. Committees may form coalitions and sub-committees as deemed necessary to meet their goals. Explore below to learn more about the different committees that make-up the Southwest Louisiana Chamber.

Education Council

Education/Workforce Development Committee

Responsible for promoting and enhancing quality educational opportunities across Southwest Louisiana.

Committee Chair:
Sarita Scheufens

Staff Contact:
Richard R.B. Smith
Leadership Southwest Louisiana
Responsible for developing and directing the curriculum of Leadership/Southwest Louisiana, a comprehensive nine month program for middle managers and other professionals nominated by their companies and selected by the committee.
Committee Chair:
James Babin
ASI Office Systems

Staff Contact:
Brittany Hebert
Technology Council
Responsible for developing policies and programming which will provide the greater utilization of technologies in business growth and development as a cornerstone of regional economic development, both as an industry unto itself and as a tool for businesses of all sizes.
Committee Chair:
Kevin Caldwell
Cameron Communications

Staff Contact:
Richard R.B. Smith