Lennie Fields is Quarter Two Member Engagement Champion

Author: Avery Grubb

Congratulations to Lennie Fields, First Vice Chairperson and Quarter Two Member Engagement Champion for the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce in 2021! The Chamber’s Board is divided into teams who compete to spread the word about the Chamber to businesses, and Fields is setting the trend for her fellow board members by encouraging three new businesses to join the Chamber; Bryant Medical Group, Giggles and Grins Family Dentistry, and ENT of Acadiana!

Leading up to her appointment to the Chamber’s Board of Director’s by the Nominating Committee, Fields was always involved in community events and networking opportunities. When asked to facilitate a roundtable discussion for women’s leadership (which is now known as the Annual Inspire Event), Fields jumped right in and has been a driving force within the Chamber ever since. Janet Faulk-Gonzales, Chamber CEO, describes Fields as good at bringing people together and creating discussion. “She is inspiring, upbeat, and a little competitive, and that makes her an awesome leader,” says Faulk-Gonzales.

Besides her dedication to the Chamber, Fields is also a part of the Rotary Club in New Iberia and is a leader within her own workplace- iBERIABANK. Fields says that when a business is engaged with their Chamber of Commerce, it means economic stability and resilience for the community at large. “When COVID hit, the Chamber was a large part of our community’s resiliency and ability to tackle what was coming. The way I see it, when you’re a business owner and you’re looking for a place to open a new venture, a strong Chamber, a community-oriented Chamber, is important to deciding where to place your investment,” says Fields.

Fields has been a major part of the Chamber for nearly a decade. Whether she is advocating for the Chamber out in the community or within her own work, Fields is a prime example of a true Chamber Ambassador.