LABI President & CEO Stephen Waguespack was the guest speaker at the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce's general membership meeting today.
"Business owners, working families, people working here on Main Street need to have their voices heard, contact their legislators. We think it is our mission to go around the state and explain what's happening in real terms so that folks can grab on to it and advocate for what needs to happen," Waguespack said.
LABI, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, is the state's largest business lobby.
Before he joined LABI, Waguespack was former Gov. Bobby Jindal's chief of staff and also a member of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. He holds a law degree and spent 10 years working in Washington DC.