Avon Knowlton, IOM, CCE
She is a native and life-long resident of Beauregard Parish and is fully invested in the economic and community development of SWLA and Central Louisiana. Her professional work is focused on ushering prosperity and opportunity into the region.
Knowlton, along with others, was instrumental in the formation of LAFA. She consults and mentors community leaders, Chambers of Commerce and non-profits across Louisiana and the United States, working as a facilitator for boards, policy procedures, economic and community development, leadership programs, strategic planning, workforce development and project management. She is dedicated to working for a better quality of life for our military and their families, advocating in Washington and raising awareness for Louisiana Armed Forces Alliance.
She received her Certified Chamber Executive Certification (CCE) from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives in 2012, making her one of only two certified Chamber of Commerce executives in Louisiana. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia Institute of Organizational Management, through the US Chamber of Commerce.
She has been married to Edward Knowlton for 33 years and is the mother of Garrett and Dylan and grandmother of Bowen, Boone, Josie, Krue, Tad and Ruby.