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Hello 

My name is Jody Soileau, Development Director for the Broussard Chamber Foundation and a Founding Member. It was an honor to accept this position in June 2022. While it's a new role for me, I am no stranger to the Foundation, having previously served as one of its founding board members. Please feel free to reach out to learn more about the Foundation, its initiatives in our community, and how you can plug in to our Foundation's mission.

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My Story

I enjoyed a 40-year career at Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation (SLEMCO) where I performed business development, economic development, and community outreach. The community involvement aspect allowed me to volunteer for many area Chambers of Commerce organizations, which brought many new friends and business acquaitances. More importantly, it brought me to the Broussard Chamber of Commerce where I served as a board member for several years and also as a founding board member of the Broussard Chamber Foundation. After retiring from SLEMCO, the opportunity to be more  involved with the Foundation as its Development Director was presented to me and I happily accepted the position.

 

My duties at BCF are new but it was an easy transition since I had experience managing a 501(c)(3) during my career at SLEMCO. From 1997 through 2006, I managed the SLEMCO Electric Foundation. This foundation was formed to administer a nationally franchised program called Operation Round-Up and the program still operates successfully at SLEMCO today. It was during my time with the SLEMCO Electric Foundation that I first learned how to work with a Board of Directors, while also learning how to write grant proposals and to manage and disperse grant funds with the prudence expected from the program's donors. These acquired skills have carried forward into my role at BCF and I have every confidence that our BCF members and donors will be delighted with the positive transformations in our communities brought about through our BCF initiatives.

Jody Soileau, Development Director
Broussard Chamber Foundation

I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities for the Broussard Chamber Foundation. Let's connect.

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