WBR Chamber members chosen in Forty Under 40

Written by Aaron Williams on . Posted in Local

Two West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce board members were featured in the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report’s 2012 “Forty Under 40.”

Board President David Ogwyn, a Baton Rouge lawyer, and board member Scott Gaudin, of Iberville Bank, were named two of the Capital Region’s rising stars under the age of 40.

“I’m very excited and thrilled that two people that give so much to our community are being recognized for their efforts on the Westside,” said Kathy Stuart, WBR Chamber Executive Director. “They are part of our Chamber leadership, so it’s just nice to see those who deserve recognition for what they do and for the westbank to be represented so well in the Baton Rouge publication.”

Ogwyn, 37, was recognized by the Business Report for his dedication to his law firm, Ogwyn Law Firm, as well as to his family and the West Baton Rouge community.

 Tell people to figure out what they are passionate about,” Ogwyn said in the article he is featured in. “What else can you do better that anybody else? The challenge in a tough economy is you can’t be all things to all people. So the key is to find your passion and stick to that.”

Gaudin, 31, was recognized by the Business Report for his career in banking throughout Louisiana, which has brought him to Iberville Bank as their Director of Business Development.

The article he is featured in explains that Gaudin was recruited to join Iberville bank in 2011. The institution now has 11 banks throughout the Great Baton Rouge area.

“There is such a strong opportunity now for smaller banks,” he said. “People want personal attention and we can give it to them.”

Stuart said she is extremely proud of both Ogwyn and Gaudin for their individual accomplishments and for what they have done and are doing to help the West Baton Rouge community through the Chamber.

For them to receive that from the business community, and the community for the service that they give, is just tremendous,” she said.


Kathy Stuart, Chamber of Commerce

David Ogwyn and Scott Gaudin in the Business Journal’s “40 Under 40”



In the makeup of the honorees that were chosen this year, they’re in very good company. 


It really is a big deal that the Business Report does in highlighting those folks that do so much.

These two probably would not have... 


Which makes it even more of a honor, I think, for him to be recognized because he’s such a humble person and he doesn’t like that kind of attention. 


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