Leadership Iberville class starts school

Staff reports
NEW LEADERSHIP CLASS...The members of the first Leadership Iberville class gather for their opening session. They are, top row from left, Arron Pierre of A. Wilbert's Sons LLC, Leman Raphael of the St. Gabriel Mayor's Office, Aubrey St. Angelo Jr. of the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office and Scott Patterson of Total Petrochemicals USA Inc.; second row from left, Kandi Willard of Taminco Inc., Keith Monismith and Jason O'Neal of SNF Flopam and Josh Wille of Georgia Gulf; third row from left, Katherine Allen-Persick of Taminco Inc., Shantel Zanders of the St. Gabriel Mayor's Office, Brandie Blanchard of the Iberville Parish School Board and Marion Ceaser of First Millennium Contraction, and bottom row from left, Jordan Tremblay of The Dow Chemical Company, Danny Cedotal of Georgia Gulf, Ellie G. Ourso of Lake After Hours, Sally Braud-Scalise of Edward Jones, Kit B. Janis of Total Petrochemicals USA Inc. and Grace Cryer of Syngenta.

The 18 members of the first Leadership Iberville Class started a nine-month study program with an opening session last week at The Island Country Club in Plaquemine.

The members, all Iberville Parish residents or members of the Iberville Chamber of Commerce, will  meet once a month through May to study topics including communications, listening, ethics, critical thinking, decision making, parish and state government, economic development, education, health care, social concerns, and environment.

Leadership Iberville has been developed as a means to provide existing and emerging leaders insight and information regarding vital community issues, facilitate a communication network among these individuals and then challenge these leaders to increase their involvement in new, more effective ways.

The opening session was sponsored by A. Wilbert's Sons, LLC.