Banking executive to preside over regional economic development board

Baton Rouge, La. (December 22, 2017) – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today announced that Frederic ‘Ric’ Kearny will serve as chair of the board for the organization in 2018. Kearny is the Baton Rouge Area Market President of Capital One Bank.

“As we begin our work towards BRAC’s 2018 strategic goals, we’re excited to have Ric’s leadership,” said Adam Knapp, president and CEO of BRAC. “Ric has remained a long-time supporter of BRAC’s work, and has been involved in several of our councils and committees. His breadth of understanding will be an asset.”

Kearny has over 20 years of experience in the banking industry, with deep relationships in the commercial lending market across the state.

“Baton Rouge offers the best of Louisiana. There are many great things happening across the region, from the continued renaissance of downtown Baton Rouge to the thriving arts culture,” said Kearny. “In 2018, BRAC will continue to focus on job growth, education and infrastructure enhancements to improve the quality of life for citizens and businesses in the region. I am honored to serve as board chair as we continue to make a difference in this community.”

Kearny succeeds Lee Jenkins, vice president of Performance Contractors, Inc., who served as BRAC board chair in 2017.

The full 2018 board list will be released online at brac.org in early 2018.

About the Baton Rouge Area Chamber

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) leads economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge Area, working to grow jobs and wealth and to improve the business climate and competitiveness in the region. Today, BRAC investors include more than 1,500 small businesses, mid-sized firms, large industry and entrepreneurial startups, as well as individuals and organizations that support business and economic development. In this capacity, BRAC serves as the voice of the business community, providing knowledge, access, services and advocacy. More information is available at www.brac.org.