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Women Who Mean Business: Tina Begnaud

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Posted at 3:01 PM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 16:01:06-05

Born and raised in Breaux Bridge, Tina, as she is known, has lived in this quaint, bayouside town all of her life. She and her husband, Wayne, have two children, Joshua (Erica), and Sadi Hulin (Chris), and 7 grandchildren. Tina spends as much time as she can with her family… they are her WORLD!

Her love for her community cannot be measured! Tina, who was the first woman elected to her position, served on the Breaux Bridge City Council for four years. She is a past member and Secretary of the Breaux Bridge Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, on which she also served as President, until the time she was hired as the Executive Director.

As the Executive Director of the Breaux Bridge Area Chamber of Commerce and the Director of Tourism for the City of Breaux Bridge, she is involved in many organizations in a volunteer capacity. She attends various functions and events throughout the state of Louisiana as a representative for Breaux Bridge. She prides herself on not personally joining more than one organization because she believes in fully devoting her time to anything she commits to! She feels that spreading herself too thin amongst many organizations would not allow her to adequately contribute her efforts to each one. Therefore, while she participates as a representative of her great city in a business capacity, she cherishes being able to evaluate where she would like to contribute her personal time and focus to. At this time, she is a formal member of the Civic Club des Pont Breaux, on which she serves as Secretary. She has worked with the committee to get the “Bridge Painted!” (restored), which is currently underway.

Tina was local vendor at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival for 35 years. Her dedication to this was not only on a personal level, but on a community level. Being “in the crowd” afforded her the opportunity to talk to people from all walks of life….every corner of the world. She likes to talk and one could say, she’s never met a stranger.

In her spare time, Tina loves to take motorcycle rides with her husband and an occasional trip to the Casino. She says she will never retire because she loves her job too much. “When you get to do something you love, day in and day out, it is not a job, it is an adventure!”