BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Ann Trappey was named Baton Rouge Area Chamber interim president and CEO Friday as the board conducts a national search for a permanent head.

Trappey, who served as BRAC’s board chair in 2016, will take on the interim role on Monday, Oct. 30, BRAC said in a news release.

“The Board is pleased to welcome Ann Trappey to the team during this transitional time,” said David Mullens, BRAC board of directors chairman. “Ann has a long history working with and supporting BRAC. She previously served as Chair of BRAC and helped found the CRISIS Coalition to align the region with funding needs for transportation solutions, and represented BRAC on the 2017 Legislative Transportation Funding Task Force.”

Mullens said Trappey’s “extremely successful career” as the former head of Forte and Tablada shows her leadership abilities. She is currently the vice president of outreach at Forte and Tablada, a consulting and engineering land surveying firm.

“We are confident her leadership and prior BRAC experience will serve us well, while we conduct our search,” he said.

“I am honored to take on this interim position for BRAC,” said Trappey. “I am proud to be able to help the Board, support the talented team at BRAC, and keep the momentum going on BRAC’s five-year strategic goals. I look forward to working hand in hand with BRAC’s dedicated staff, partners, and Board as we keep our feet on the gas, accelerating towards economic growth for the Capital Region.” 

An announcement from BRAC two week ago said Adam Knapp, the former head of BRAC, was selected as the new CEO of the Committee of 100 for Economic Development.