Ascension Chamber welcomes new Chairman with four Board Members

Gonzales, LA—February 11, 2019, —The Ascension Chamber credits its success to an active membership of more than 550 businesses, its dedicated staff and a diverse, innovative Board of Directors. Michael Buturla, of Domain Architecture, recently handed over the reins as 2018 Chairman of the Board to the new 2019 Chairman, Barbara Irwin of Pujol, Pryor & Irwin, Attorneys at Law.

The Chamber would like to thank Michael Buturla for his dedication to the Chamber throughout 2018.

We are pleased to announce the new additions to the 2019 Board of Directors: Garret Ganucheau, EFCU Financial; Chris Irvine, BASF; Lori Lowery, Shell Chemical-Geismar and Amy Velez, Express Employment Professionals.

The mission of the Ascension Chamber of Commerce is to facilitate and foster economic growth for its members. The Ascension Chamber works to encourage a healthy and growing economic environment in the parish by offering its membership numerous educational and networking opportunities. For more information on how you can become a member or get involved, contact the Chamber office at 225.647.7487 or visit our website at

Pictured above; Standing L to R: Paul Salvant, The Bug Man; Bobby Webre, Ascension Parish Sheriff; Chris Irvine, BASF; Barbara Irwin, Pujol, Pryor & Irwin, Attorneys at Law; Michael Buturla, Domain Architecture; Mark, Rubicon; Barker Dirmann, Ascension Chamber President/CEO; Gus Gutierrez, BRPT-Lake and Garrett Ganucheau, EFCU Financial.

Seated L to R: David Alexander, Ascension Parish Schools; Ronnie Daigle, R.J. Daigle & Sons Contractors, Inc.; Lori Lowery, Shell Chemical Geismar; Yvonne Pellerin, St. Elizabeth Hospital; Jacob Waguespack, Faulk & Winkler, LLC; Amy Velez, Express Employment Professionals and Erin Lanoux, Ascension Parish Court Judge.