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Since 1947 The Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce has recognized individuals in Iberia Parish who are making a positive impact through the Outstanding Civic Service Award. This year, GICC is pleased to recognize Dean & Catherine Wattigny with the Outstanding Civic Service Award for their work with Iberia Mental Help Initiative. McDonald's/Miller Management and Iberia Comprehensive Community Health Center are both being recognized with the Business Impact Award.

The 2022 Annual Banquet is presented by LeBlanc Honda, Kia, Nissan. The Banquet keynote speaker will be Verge Ausberry, Jr. Ausberry, is a former LSU football standout and NISH Class of 1985 graduate. He is Executive Deputy Director of Athletics and Executive Director of External Relations for LSU.

A meal included with your ticket, and over 350 local business leaders all in one place, the Chamber's Annual Banquet is the largest business/networking meeting in Iberia Parish! This year, your Chamber is guided by the theme "New Normal". Tickets can be purchased at or by calling the Chamber Office (337)-364-1836. Seating is limited, and tickets must be purchased in advance. Individual tickets are $65, and a table for eight is available for $600.

Jul 28, 2022

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)

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Bayou Oaks Ballroom
627 E. Admiral Doyle Dr.
New Iberia, Louisiana

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    Verge Ausberry, Jr. was promoted in July 2019 to the position of Executive Deputy Director of Athletics and Executive Director of External Relations at Louisiana State University. In his Executive Deputy AD role, Ausberry is responsible for formalized planning and processes for the athletic department and daily operations. Ausberry has overseen significant achievements in the classroom, and on the playing fields. Over the past decade, Ausberry's responsibilities broadened, moving from Associate Athletics Director to Senior Associate Athletics Director in 2006, and to Deputy Athletics Director in 2015. In addition to football and men's basketball, he previously served as the administrator of LSU's prestigious track & field program. Ausberry also oversaw corporate relations, marketing, game management, student-athlete life skills, sports medicine & research, strength & conditioning, equipment and other units during that time period.


    Academically, Ausberry earned his bachelor of science in education in 1990. While earning his undergraduate degree, he emerged as a standout on the playing field. As the middle linebacker on the football team, Ausberry was a four-year letterwinner and leading tackler on defense for two years. That success led to two SEC championships and four bowl game appearances for LSU.


    Ausberry earned his master of education in 1992 and his specialist in higher education administration in 2004. He is presently a doctoral candidate in higher education administration. Ausberry also remains committed and involved in an array of personal and professional development programs. He is highly recognized inside and outside of collegiate athletics, serving on many boards and committees, both locally and nationally.


    In 2018, Ausberry was recognized as the LSU National L Club Distinguished Alumnus of the Year.



    Ausberry, a native of New Iberia, Louisiana, is married to the former Cheri Morial of New Orleans. They have two sons, Austin and Jaiden.


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