Faulk-Gonzales Stepping Down as President/CEO of the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce

Author: Avery Grubb

Wendell Verret, chairman of the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, announced today that Janet Faulk-Gonzales is stepping down from her position as President/CEO of the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce.  “Janet has played a critical role in the development and success of the local chamber and we wish her the best of luck as she and her husband relocate to be nearer their family. The Board of Director’s wishes to be thank her for her thirteen years of dedicated service.”


Janet Faulk-Gonzales expresses that even though she will miss the vibrant activity at the chamber, she believes she is leaving the chamber in a steady position noting a highly engaged board of directors, knowledgeable staff with initiative, stable financial footing and strong program planning including a refreshed mission statement.


Janet has been acting in this position for thirteen years and in that time, she believes that the chamber has remained relevant to business and the community no matter the degree of change including being able to increase communications with members and publicizing the World Championship Gumbo CookOff to its largest audience through the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic.


Chairman Wendell Verret says, “I’ve been watching the GICC for many years now and Janet has done a fantastic job. The Board of Directors is grateful for her dedication to this organization and to Iberia Parish. We are especially appreciative to her for orchestrating the return of the chamber’s annual banquet to New Iberia and for securing the 2021 Presenting Sponsor for the World Championship Gumbo CookOff prior to her departure.”


The Board of Directors at the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting resumes in search of a suitable replacement to fill Janet’s position once she has departed. In the interim period, the Executive Committee will be working closely a very accomplished staff to ensure seamless service delivery through the transition of seeking a new director.