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Bender to serve as 2021 BRAC chair | Organization

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Ralph Bender will provide as the 2021 chair of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber board.

Bender is main money officer of Manship Media, which owns and operates WBRZ, together with information and enjoyment tv stations in Baton Rouge, McAllen, Harlingen and Brownsville, Texas. The Manships are previous homeowners of The Advocate.

Adam Knapp, BRAC president and chief executive officer, claimed Bender has been an lively chief with the corporation and a supporter of regional economic development.

“2021 will be an critical year for restoration following the ongoing economic results of the pandemic,” Knapp reported in a assertion. “Ralph’s strength and devotion to his community will be a excellent asset as we navigate those waters and as we set the phase for our new 5-year strategic strategy.”

Prior to joining Manship Media, Bender invested a quantity of decades in public accounting with equally a countrywide and a regional business. He has held a quantity of management roles in professional and community corporations, like serving as chairman of the Society of Louisiana CPAs, treasurer of Arts Council of Increased Baton Rouge, president Global Newspaper Monetary Executives Affiliation, and chairman and interim chief executive officer of the Capital Location United Way.

Bender succeeds Flynn Foster, president and chief government officer of Warranty Corporation and Warranty Media, who served as BRAC board chair in 2020.

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