(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has named JoAnn Brouillette, managing partner and president of Demeter LP, a Fowler-based grain and commercial warehouse company, chairman of the organization’s board of directors for 2021.
Elected to the board in 2010, Brouillette was vice chair in 2020 and chosen as one of the Indiana Chamber Volunteers of the Year in 2018.
“For the last decade, JoAnn has played such a helpful role in shaping our organization and we’re proud to have her lead the way at this important time for the business community,” states Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar. “She truly understands the importance of our work and we know she will bring determination, knowledge and compassion to the forefront of all that she does.”
Brouillette, who is also an operating partner at Lewis & Clark Agrifood, has a message for her tenure. “It’s important that businesses communicate what our needs are, not at the expense of others, but in addition to them. And communicate not only our needs, but the implications of policies and laws on our businesses.”
Among her achievements is the appointment to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiation by President George W. Bush in 2003 and 2005. Currently, she is chairman of the board of the National Grain and Feed Association, as well as a member of the Purdue University Board of Trustees.
Brouillette’s chairmanship duties for the Indiana Chamber extend through the group’s next fall board meeting in November 2021.
The Indiana Chamber also welcomed 20 new board of directors who represent a diverse array of industries. More than 150 individuals from member companies make up the Indiana Chamber Board. They are presidents, CEOs, and high-level executives from organizations throughout the state.