Cynthia Thompson, financial planner, installed as Board Chair

Previously served as Chairman of the Membership and Finance Committees, as well as Small Business Council.

Cynthia Thompson, financial planner, installed as Board Chair

The St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce recently installed Cynthia Thompson with IMPERA Wealth Management as the 2017 Chairman of the Board. Thompson is serving her second term on the board, and received the Member of the Year in 2010 for a successful membership drive and Committee of the Year award in 2015 when she served as chairman of the Small Business Council.

Thompson is a Vice President of IMPERA Wealth Management, LLC where she specializes in financial and investment-based solutions and estate and wealth transfer issues for families with children with disabilities, especially in the area of Special Needs planning. She works closely with attorneys, CPAs and other specialists to help families evaluate their options, especially regarding elder planning for families with older special needs children who may be approaching long-term care issues.

She is also on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity West St. Tammany and served as past State President of the Louisiana Federation of Business and Professional Women. She won the national Nike award from the National Business and Professional Women organization in 2006 for her work in redeveloping local BPW chapters after Hurricane Katrina. In 2012 Thompson was recognized at one of Louisiana’s “Most Powerful and Influential Women” at the Louisiana’s Women’s Conference hosted by the National Diversity Council.

“One of Cynthia’s first decisions upon starting her career as a financial adviser was to join the Chamber and to utilize our benefits to help grow her business. That was over ten years ago,” stated Lacey Toledano, President and CEO. Since then she has served and led in multiple capacities, including as Chairman of the Membership and Finance Committees, as well as our Small Business Council. This experience has given her an abundance of wisdom and ability to lead the organization in the right direction.”

Thompson, a native of Roanoke, Virginia, lives in Mandeville with her two sons.

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