Jo Ann Slaydon, Consulting Director

Jo Ann Slaydon

Consulting Director

Being a born & raised Louisiana girl and a second home property owner here in Perdido Key I knew, I heard my calling when accepting the Executive Director position here at the Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce back in May of 2016. With an extensive background in Non-profits and fundraising for groups like American Red Cross & the Dream Day Foundation benefitting St. Jude’s Children’s hospital, I knew I possessed the skills to empower our local economy through our Area Chamber of Commerce. Having a background as the Chairman of the board for the New Orleans Branch of the Federal Reserve for seven years has also strengthened and sharpened my skills with financials, budgeting, and reporting to ensure a prosperous future for our local businesses and economy. As a leader with substantial hands-on experience, I hope to bring the best to Perdido Key and the surrounding areas!

*Named the Baton Rouge Woman of the Year award in 1987

*Past Professional & Civic organizations: Association of Fundraising Professionals, Women in Management, Woman’s Hospital Advisory Council, capital area Network-past president and international representative, The International Alliance of Business and Professional Women-past board member, Baton Rouge Leadership Alumni Class of 1990, Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce-past board member and chairman for membership and fundraising, Community Fund for the Arts, Rotary Club, Playmakers of Baton Rouge, Friends of the Environment, Speech and Hearing Foundation, National Retail Merchants Association, Louisiana Retail Merchants Association, American Management Association, Susan G. Komen Foundation.