Melissa Bordelon, IOM, President and CEO

Melissa Bordelon


Melissa "Missy" Bordelon has served as our Greater Hammond Chamber of Commerce President and CEO since 2015. She holds Institute for Organizational Management certification with the US Chamber of Commerce, and is a graduate of their inaugural Business Leads Fellowship Program. Melissa serves on the Board of Directors for the Louisiana Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (LACCE), Leadership Tangipahoa Board of Directors and is the marketing committee chairman for the Hammond Northshore Regional Airshow. She is a member of the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute (NORLI), class of 2019.

She holds a B.A. in communications from Southeastern Louisiana University and a M.B.A. from Mississippi State University.

Her past positions include Director of Programs and Events, as well as Membership and Events Coordinator with St. Tammany West Chamber, Annual Fund Director for Southeastern Louisiana University, Public Relations Partner with Bridges Communication Services, and Director of Southeastern's Lionette Dance Team.

Melissa is a graduate of both Leadership Tangipahoa and Leadership St. Tammany. She is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Southeastern Alumni Association, Tangipahoa Area United Way, and Leadership St. Tammany Board of Trustees. She is a founding member of the Lionette Alumni Chapter having also served as their President. Melissa is also a proud member of the original New Orleans "Saintsations."

She and her husband Nic live in Hammond and have three children - Kelsey, and Bryce, a recent college-grad, and Karley, a Senior, at Southeastern Louisiana University.

Seth Bleakley, Member Relations Manager

Seth Bleakley, Member Relations Manager - Staff


A resident of Tangipahoa Parish, Seth graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2016 with a bachelor’s in psychology. He was an active member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Seth has worked with Child Advocacy Services doing Community Outreach, and with Southeastern Louisiana University as an admissions counselor. As a St. Thomas Aquinas High School graduate, he is very familiar with the community and passionate about building member relationships. He will also serve as a liaison to the Greater Hammond Chamber’s Small Business Committee, Ambassadors, and Young Professionals Committee. Seth is memeber of Leadership Tangipahoa, class of 2020.

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