The Association for Corporate Growth Louisiana Chapter has selected new officers and directors to serve on the 2022 board of directors.
Frank deVay, of Chaffe & Associates, is board president after serving as president-elect beginning in 2019. He succeeds the immediate past president, Claude Silverman, of Ericksen Krentel CPAs.
Other officers are: Matt Miller, Miller Sullivan & Demarcay, vice president of membership; Vanessa Brown Claiborne, Chaffe & Associates, vice president of programs; Dorothy Clyne, J.P. Morgan: vice president of programs; Ken Najder, Jones Walker. vice president of sponsorships; Jaye Calhoun, Kean Miller, secretary; and Todd Giustiniano, Car Riggs & Ingram, treasurer.
The directors are: Lester F. Alexander III, Jefferson Capital, ACG university chair; David Rieveschl, Stone Pigman, ACG Louisiana awards chair; Charles Cox, LongueVue Capital Partners, capital connection chair; and Barbra Barnett, Stone Pigman, business community outreach chair.
Board members are: Scott Cunningham, Hancock Whitney Bank; Benjamin Dominigue, UBS; Eli Feinstein, Fox Henning; Aimee Freeman, Aimee Freeman Consulting; and Todd Matherne, Renaissance Publishing Group.
Holland Familia has joined Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann as business development director.
Familia joins Stone Pigman from Forman Watkins & Krutz, where she managed marketing, attorney recruiting, community and client relations and event planning across offices in five states. Before that, she worked a marketing agency where she managed media for regional and national clients in the banking, medical, legal and hospitality sectors.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Mississippi State University and a master’s degree in business from Mississippi College.
Kara Nelson and Brandin Walker have joined The Ehrhardt Group as account executives.
Nelson got her start working at the LSU Press and the MIT Press. She later became the founding editor of Gambit’s CUE magazine.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in English literature from LSU and a master’s degree in image studies at the University of Kent.
Walker worked in digital marketing as a digital project specialist.
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He earned his bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Southern University. After graduating from Southern, he was commissioned in the Army, serving seven years as an active-duty officer before transitioning to the Army Reserve.
Darlene Gibson is chief financial officer for OnPath Federal Credit Union.
Gibson comes to OnPath FCU from Essential Federal Credit Union, where she served as the vice president of finance. She has been in the credit union industry for more than 20 years
She is a graduate of Southern University.
The Bureau of Governmental Research has appointed six new members to its board of directors and elected officers for 2022.
The board’s newly elected members, who will serve for a three-year term include: Ryan Adkerson, financial adviser and vice president of Captrust; Ben A. Dupuy, president of First Horizon Community Investment Group; John Landrum, vice president for product innovation and marketing at Intralox; Ronald P. McClain, executive director of the Institute of Mental Hygiene of the City of New Orleans; Michelle Moore, communications director for the ACLU of Louisiana; and Jonathan A. Wilson, vice president of mortgage at Liberty Bank and Trust Co.
Officers for 2022 are: Norma Grace, chair; Merritt Lane, vice chair; Steven W. Usdin, secretary; Anne P. Baños, treasurer; Blake J. Stanfill, assistant secretary; and Christine Albert, assistant treasurer.
Gary Lorio, executive vice president, senior regional president of Hancock Whitney Bank and Jennifer Roberts, chief executive officer, Agenda for Children started a second three-year term on the board.
Dr. Carol Patin has been appointed to the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum Board of Directors.
The nonprofit organization is dedicated to reshaping healthcare in Louisiana.
Patin recently served as chief medical officer of the Southeast Community Health Systems, a nonprofit that offers medical, dental and behavioral health services in seven rural communities.
She has more than 30 years experience caring for the underserved. Patin has developed community-based clinical programs, started a women’s health care private practice, served in leadership positions in rural and community health care centers and trained health care providers in both academic and clinical settings.