L to R – All Masked for Safety! Luther Tolliver, Laura Gray White, April Hayden, Bridget Gaines, Irma Kelly, Dana Bivings, Brenda Bellavia, T.J. Reid, Priscilla Peters, Claire Bel, Travis Graham, Rom Harrell. Not pictured are Gary Sandifer and LaShawn Smith.

2021 Chamber Officers

President – T.J. Reid

Vice President – Dana Bivings

Secretary – LaShawn Smith

Treasurer – Laura Gray White

Membership Chairman – Priscilla Peters

Facebook Chairman – April Hayden

T.J. Reid


T.J. Reid is the 2021 President of the Amite Chamber of Commerce. A member since the seventies. Reid was founder and president of the Amite Downtown Merchants Association with late Mayor Buddy Bel in 1976, and in 1981 was named Amite’s Woman of the Year by the Chamber. In 1984, she was Louisiana Retailer of the Year, and Governor E.W. Edwards appointed her to the World’s Fair Board. A former retailer, a former consultant, magazine publisher-editor and a speaker on the topic of marketing, Reid was named Leadership Legend winner in 2017 by the Dallas Apparel Mart. Proud of her five decades of civic work that has spanned into two centuries, Tj is married to retired insurance agent, Larry Reid. They have two children and five grandchildren.


Office Manager

Britney Rumfalo is the office manager at the Amite Chamber of Commerce. She worked for the Amite Tangi Digest from 2016-2018 as the Sales Manager and the Office Manager prior to their closure. It was a wonderful experience as she was able to be a part of the community where she has lived since 2000. She graduated from Oak Forest Academy in 2012. She now has two young boys. She enjoys working at the chamber and being part of the organization helping local businesses grow. She is in the office each day from 10 to 3 and welcomes you to drop by and join us.