February 7, 2023



Tamaria Williams

Communications Manager

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Marty Engquist joins Visit Baton Rouge Board of Directors

Visit Baton Rouge adds an 11th member to its board

BATON ROUGE, La. – Marty Engquist has been appointed to represent the Downtown Development District on Visit Baton Rouge’s Board of Directors.

Engquist is a downtown Baton Rouge resident and noted local philanthropist. The board position was previously held by Norman Chenever.

The 2023 Board of Directors Executive Committee includes Claude F. Reynaud Jr., Chair, representing Preserve Louisiana; Mary Stein, Vice Chair, representing the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Council; Gary Jupiter, Secretary/Treasurer, representing the Baton Rouge Lodging Association, and Scott Michelet, Immediate Past Chair, representing the Baton Rouge Lodging Association.

The remainder of the board members include Kim Ginn, representing the Baton Rouge Area Chamber; Councilman Rowdy Gaudet, representing the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Council; Mickey Freiberg, representing the Louisiana Restaurant Association – Baton Rouge Chapter; Gary Patureau, representing the Mayor-President’s Office; and Robyn Merrick, representing the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.

For board meeting notices and minutes from past board meeting, visit our Public Notices page.


About Visit Baton Rouge

Visit Baton Rouge is the official Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for East Baton Rouge Parish. The mission of Visit Baton Rouge is to increase visitation to and awareness of the Baton Rouge Area, therefore enhancing economic impact. For more press releases and Baton Rouge tourism news, visit Follow Visit Baton Rouge on social media @visitbatonrouge.