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Rob Guidry
Louisiana Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives and Lafayette Chamber of Commerce

Rob Guidry, the longest sitting President & CEO in the history of the Lafayette Chamber, is dedicated to maintaining a economic climate conducive to creating jobs. Rob provides professional guidance while brokering ideas with the Board of Directors. He directs the staff and volunteers to always maintain and generate value and relevancy for the Chamber's investors.

A Louisiana native, Rob received a BS from Louisiana State University and worked as a broadcast journalist before beginning his career with the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. He is the founding Executive Director of Leadership Lafayette and a founder of Leadership Louisiana.

Rob is a two-time winner of the State Chamber Executive of the Year and serves on numerous community and professional boards and commissions.

He is the recipient of Richard E. Baudoin, Jr. Award from the Times Business Hall of Fame, which is awarded to an individual who has had an indirect impact on the business industry in Acadiana and the Rotary Club of Lafayette Vocational Excellence Award.

Guidry is a graduate from the Institute for Organization Management (IOM) which is a professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This comprehensive course of study consisting of four annual one-week sessions focusing on professional growth and development as required by the Institute Board of Trustees.

Current Topic


07/14 - Defining “Dangerous”

How does Louisiana determine if someone is a danger to themselves or others?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

Coming Soon!


08/14 - Down the Road: Our Transportation Future

What should the state’s transportation priorities be?

Recent Topics


06/14 - Pot or Not? The Decriminalization Debate (Encore Presentation)

Would a reduction in penalties encourage more usage and lead the state down a path to legalization?


05/14 - Job Market 2014

What does Louisiana’s employment market look like for job hunters in 2014?


04/14 - State Contracts 101

Will proposed legislation help rein in costs or create arbitrary caps that hinder agencies in delivering services?


03/14 - Louisiana and The Minimum Wage

Should Louisiana develop its own minimum wage?

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