Chief Executive Officer
In 2007, the Board of Directors asked Dawn, a current board member since 2003 to take over the CEO position at the Chamber, which she gladly accepted. She is Certified Legal Assistant, Louisiana Notary Public and has obtained her IOM from the U.S. Chamber Institute for Organized Non-Profit Management. A native of Slidell, Dawn is active with the citizens, public officials and community, as a whole, to assist the region focus on planned smart growth for the future. Dawn was recently honored to be presented the Louisiana Legislative Women’s Caucus 2012 Women of Excellence Award for Business.
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer
JoBeth Kavanaugh, is the Chief Operating Officer the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce, a graduate from the Center for Chamber of Commerce Excellence from the University of Oklahoma. JoBeth was recently recognized for her work as a Community Ambassador for the St. Tammany Parish School Board. She is a Leadership Northshore Class of 2010 Alumni and Mentor and Secretary of the Leadership Class for 2010, founding member of the Camellia City Kiwanis Charity Race, and recognized for her contributions to Families Helping Families and Fit as a Firefighter. JoBeth is a board member of several organizations in St. Tammany Parish including Children’s Wish Endowment, Business Women’s Network of East St. Tammany, and Camellia City Kiwanis. JoBeth has served as a maid for the Slidell Olde Town Associations St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Since 2011, JoBeth Kavanaugh has been a member of the Slidell Memorial Hospitals Women’s Health Alliance and is currently serving as the organizations President. The Chamber has provided JoBeth with the opportunity to pursue her passion for assisting women in business while furthering her desire to assist many community organizations in St. Tammany Parish.
As the marketing Director for the east St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce I strive to open doors and build relationships with the businesses in our community. My goal is to “Do Good” and work hard to make a difference in our community. I am also inspired by the wonderful team that I get to work with everyday. I looked forward to helping our businesses and community prosper. Jamie is the mother of two, Kyleigh and Beau, she resides in Slidell with her husband Kim. I am a graduate from the University of Southern Mississippi , with a bachelors degree in Marketing.
Kristi Boudreau is the Information Specialist at the Chamber. Kristi is the newest Chamber employee and is responsible for informing the membership and general public of chamber activities and service through the coordination and distribution of internal and external information. Kristi is a lifelong resident of Slidell. She graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi, with a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management and is currently working on her MBA at Grantham University. Kristi says, “Slidell holds a big place in my heart. Now, I get to see firsthand how the Chamber contributes to the success of our local businesses and community.” In addition to her busy Chamber schedule, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
Anita Bruno has been assisting the Chamber with events for several years and on a full time basis after adding the Marketplace to the Chamber building. Growing up in the region, Anita enjoys giving back with being a part of the committee that manages Project Graduation for all local high schools and being a member of the Slidell Women Civic Club. “Working with the chamber gives me the ability to work with local business people and assist the community at the same time” said Anita. She is the mother of two boys and married to a local Fire Chief, Nicky Bruno, they reside in Pearl River. Anita enjoys the outdoors, gardening, cooking and photography.