Members of the Acadia Parish Chamber of Commerce have elected four new members to the 2021-22 Board of Directors and were honored at the recent Acadia Parish Honors on May 20, 2021.
Newly elected board members to serve a three year term beginning July 1, 2021, are Sondra Broussard, Acadiana Security Plus; Michael Doughty, Platinum Realty; Carter Prejean, Shop Rite/Tobacco Plus; and Jared Monk, Jaguar Energy Services.
Sondra Broussard, Acadiana Security Plus
Sondra Broussard is a Sales Consultant for Acadiana Security Plus. In her position she designs security, CCTB and access systems for both residential and commercial customers. Being from Crowley, Sondra knew that being a part of the Chamber would be a critical way for Acadiana Security Plus to have representation in the area. She is excited to see how the little town of Crowley, along with the parish as a whole, continues to grow and support the local businesses in the area. When what the most valuable aspect of her Chamber membership so far, she responded that it is “having the opportunity to be involved in the community: volunteering time and sponsoring the many events the Chamber has.” Sondra is the proud mother of 3 sons: Joshua, Jacob and Jordan; Nanny to her godchild Drew; and has 3 “feline furbabies” Jacques, Jolie and OnnaCat.
Michael Doughty, Platinum Realty
Michael Doughty is an Associate Broker for Platinum Realty, and works as both a residential and commercial agent. A member of the Chamber since 2012, Michael first became involved with the Chamber to network with like-minded business people to further development of Acadia’s business community. An active member of the community, Michael is the director of Harvest Fest during the International Rice Festival located at First Baptist Church, president of the Crowley Rotary Club, church volunteer, and baseball coach. When asked about what excites him about future of the Chamber and the Acadia Parish community, Michael responded it was the “overall growing parish focus. The fact that our local communities are pooling their resources and voices together to create regional change is exciting.” Michael lives in Crowley with his wife Elea, son Bo, and dogs Tallulah Belle and Reverend Doughty.
Carter Prejean, Shop Rite/Tobacco Plus
Carter Prejean is the Marketing Director for Shop Rite/Tobacco Plus, which also includes Bourbon Street Deli & Café as well as Rascal’s Cajun Express & Restaurant. As the Marketing Director for a business which has 60 locations across the state, Carter is instrumental in bringing the word out for the company. She heads social media marketing and content creation for the business, and handles public relations and events. Carter is also the Program Manager for Shop Rite/Tobacco Plus’s loyalty program-Beaucoup Rewards. Carter is excited “for new businesses to enter our parish. I feel like our community has been growing expeditiously in the last few years.” Carter lives in Jennings with her husband Cullen along with their Great Dane, Cricket. While not working, Carter enjoys reading, playing tennis, photography, and gardening; fun fact, one of her goals is to visit all 50 states, and she has 14 down already!
Jared Monk, Jaguar Energy Services
Jared Monk is the president and CEO of Jaguar Energy Services, and oversees all operational and daily functions across the company. Located at the former Bank of Acadia building on downtown Crowley, Jared and Jaguar have been recognizable at many functions across the parish, through sponsorship of events and portions of events, along with many others. When Jaguar was established, Jared made it a point to join the Chamber to become involved in the community, along with networking amongst fellow business people. He is “excited to see our parish heading in a positive direction through business growth, new projects and community involved events.” Living in Crowley with his wife Shanna and two sons Maddox and Jace, Jared says his two favorite things to do in Acadia Parish are sporting events and the International Rice Festival.