Melissa Bordelon, IOM, President and CEO

Melissa Bordelon


Melissa "Missy" Bordelon has served as our Tangipahoa 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 holds a B.A. in communications from Southeastern Louisiana University and an 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 Leadership Tangipahoa, Leadership St. Tammany, and the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute (NORLI). 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 adult children - Kelsey, Bryce, and Karley.

Michelle Fugarino, Communications Coordinator

Michelle Fugarino, Communications Coordinator - Staff


Michelle Fugarino has served as the Chamber’s Communications Coordinator since 2021. She is originally from Baton Rouge but is one of the many people who attended college at Southeastern Louisiana University and never left! She is a big Lions fan and wants everyone to LION UP!

Michelle graduated with a B.A. in communications and some of her past positions include sales associate for Jostens Yearbook Division, communications director for Saint Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School, owner of the Madison Agency, and director of advertising for SLU. She is a member of F.E.Lions and has previously served on the boards at Holy Ghost Catholic School, Holy Ghost Fair, Saint Thomas Aquinas, and the Ginger Ford Habitat for Humanity.

She brings to the Chamber experience in television, media relations, social media, community outreach, and more. Between Michelle and her husband David, they have four adult children: Madison and Chloe Chauvin, and Hannah and Layton Fugarino.

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