Baton Rouge area

Scott Macdonald, senior sales and leasing executive at Stirling Properties, has been named president of the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors' commercial investment division.

Other officers and board members are Cathy Craddock, of Mike Walker & Associates, vice president; Jennifer Boggs, of Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co., secretary-treasurer; Lynn Daigle, of NAI/Latter & Blum Commercial, past president; Scot Guidry, of Mike Falgoust & Associates LLC; Mathew Laborde, of Elifin Realty; and Matthew Shirley, of Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate.

ISC Constructors LLC has named Kyle Zeringue as vice president, business development, and Keith Gautreau to manage customer relationships and development of strategic business opportunities.

Zeringue has 20 years of experience in executive positions with engineering, procurement, construction and chemical companies and most recently led efforts to diversify Louisiana’s economy for Louisiana Economic Development and the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. Zeringue holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental management and an MBA from LSU.

Gautreau has over 30 years of experience leading industrial construction operations and most recently was president of electrical and instrumentation firm Excel. Gautreau studied electrical engineering at LSU.

Samuel Sanders, executive director of Mid City Redevelopment Alliance, has been appointed to the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas affordable housing advisory council for a three-year term.

Sanders also is a chartered member of the NeighborWorks Network of Excellence in Baton Rouge and leads Housing FIRST Alliance of the Capital Area. The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas is one of 11 district banks in the FHLB system, providing advances and other credit products to about 840 members and associated institutions in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas.

Commercial Properties Realty Trust announced that Stephanie Day was named director of events for The Center for Coastal and Deltaic Solutions located on The Water Campus.

Day will oversee a co-working operation and book events for a conference center. Day has 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry and was the director of catering at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center.

Mark Goodson, resilience practice lead at CSRS, and Patrice Jones, a community activist and volunteer with numerous civic organizations, have been elected to three-year terms on the board of governors of the Baton Rouge General Foundation.

Officers and other board members are Gwen Hamilton, of New Schools for Baton Rouge, chair; Scott Kirkpatrick, of Roedel Parsons Baton Rouge, vice chair; Michael Albritton, of ASA Properties, secretary; Rick Bond, of Bond Construction Co. LLC, treasurer; Phyllis McLaurin, community volunteer retired from JPMorgan Chase, immediate past chair; Sandra Holub, of Albemarle Foundation; Rick Lipscomb, of WHLC Architecture; Dr. Ernest J. Mencer, retired director of the Baton Rouge General Regional Burn Center; Keith O’Neill, culinary and nutrition solutions at HHS Inc.; Deborah Reeves, auxiliary president; and Dr. William Russell.

New Orleans area

Betsy Ellis Clement has been promoted to shareholder and vice president of Gillis, Ellis & Baker.

Clement joined the firm in 2012 as an insurance producer, spearheading creation of its personal life program within the personal lines department. She is a graduate of Isidore Newman School and Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

The board of directors of Longue Vue House and Gardens has elected Wayne Woods as president, succeeding Carol McMichael Reese.

Woods, a New Orleans native, is an attorney practicing in real estate, finance and construction law. He earned a bachelor's degree from Emory University in Atlanta and juris doctorate from Loyola University College of Law.

Jamie Sablich has been promoted to senior vice president and commercial banking manager at Fidelity Bank, leading commercial lenders and the small business administrator department.

Sablich was vice president, commercial lender, since November 2016. Sablich is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in finance and master’s in business.

Management-side, national labor and employment law firm Fisher Phillips has named attorneys Walter W. Christy and Clyde H. Jacob III as senior counsel members in its New Orleans office.

Christy was a partner in the firm of Coats Rose. His practice includes employment discrimination, state and federal employment claims against employers, employee relations, contract negotiations, arbitration, OSHA, wage and hour cases, the development and implementation of drug and contraband control programs, government contractor obligations, as well as practice before the National Labor Relations Board.

Jacob has 40 years of experience and practices exclusively in the field of labor and employment relations.

Around Louisiana

The Louisiana Public Facilities Authority board of trustees has re-elected as chairman Guy Campbell III, a tax attorney and partner at Snellings, Breard, Sartor, Inabnett & Trascher LLP in Monroe, who also is president of real estate development company Campco of Monroe Inc. and manages two other holding companies in Ouachita Parish.

Campbell was reappointed to the seven-member LPFA board by Gov. John Bel Edwards

Other officers are Ronald Bordelon, chief facilities officer for the Louisiana Department of Education Recovery School District, vice chairman, and Craig A. Cheramie, a certified public accountant and independent investment representative in New Orleans with H.D. Vest Financial Services.

Also on the board and appointed in 2017 from the area are Michael C. Darnell, an attorney with the Orleans Parish Clerk of Criminal Court and has been a partner at Murray, Darnell & Associates LLC; David W. Groner, of New Iberia, an attorney and president of David Groner PLC and owner of Tuten Title & Escrow; and Casey R. Guidry, of Thibodaux, a licensed clinical social worker and chief executive officer of Start Corp. 

The LPFA is a self-supporting, quasi-public trust and corporation that issues taxable and tax-exempt bonds to finance public and private projects throughout the state.