The New Orleans Regional Black Chamber Names New Executive Director and 2021 Board of Directors

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The New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce (NORBCC) officially announced that LaVerne Toombs has been named the new executive director. Toombs brings more than 20 years of experience in local and federal government, nonprofit, PR/marketing, fundraising, grant writing and business development.

“I feel extremely blessed for the opportunity to serve as the new executive director of NORBCC. I look forward to working with our members and stakeholders to promote, grow and sustain a diverse and healthy business community that will continue to enrich the quality of life and enhance prosperity in the New Orleans region,” said LaVerne Toombs, NORBCC Executive Director. 

NORBCC’s held its virtual annual meeting Thursday, Dec. 17, where members voted on the slate of new 2021 board of directors: Attorney Rubi Brown (Transcendent Legal), Stephanie Chambliss (P.J.’s Coffee – New Orleans East), Arlanda Williams (AJ Williams Consulting), Inez Jordan (Ochsner Health System), and Karl Weber (Atmos Energy). 

Current board members, Dr. Margaret Richard (DMM and Associates), will move to Immediate Past Chair, and Krista Pouncy-Dyson (Performance First Digital), will assume the Board Chair role. 

“I am excited to lead our continued efforts to do the important work of providing viable information, resources, and procurement opportunities to support the sustainability of Black-owned businesses’ in New Orleans and across the region,” said Krista Pouncy-Dyson, Chairwoman-elect.