BATON ROUGE AREA
Lance Kinchen, an attorney with Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson LLP, has been elected president of the Baton Rouge chapter of the Society of Louisiana CPAs.
Other officers and board members are Derek Mathews, of TWRU Certified Public Accountants, president-elect; Dan Gardiner Jr., a partner at Postlethwaite & Netterville APAC, treasurer; members at-large Kenneth Champagne, an officer with US Agencies, and Kasey Henry, a manager with Hannis T. Bourgeois. Linda Hyatt Babin, who operates her own CPA firm, is immediate past-president.
Community Coffee Co. has named Jamey LeBlanc as senior director of finance and risk; Kevin Murray as director of financial planning and analysis; and Kennon Breaux as director of accounting and treasury.
LeBlanc has held a series of progressive positions at Community within the areas of audit, finance, risk and accounting and will serve as senior manager over the risk management, legal and real estate planning areas. Murray was vice president of functional management for CB&I’s environmental and infrastructure group. Breaux was a director of accounting and finance for CB&I’s fabrication and manufacturing services group.
NEW ORLEANS AREA
Charlie Berry has been named director of beverage and food at the AC Hotel New Orleans Bourbon.
He was director of sales and catering and catering and sales manager with the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel Metairie.
Michael Bucher has been named development director at Stirling Properties in Covington, leading new and ongoing development projects, including ground-up development, redevelopment and joint ventures.
Bucher was development associate and previously a development financial analyst with Federal Realty Investment Trust in Boston.
Gov. Bobby Jindal has appointed to the Louisiana Medical Disclosure Panel from the local area Debra Berger, of Metairie, a family practice nurse practitioner and an attorney; Bill Bradley, of New Orleans, a founding member of Bradley, Murchison, Kelly & Shea law firm; Dr. Patrick Hall, a podiatrist at the Bone & Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge; Dr. Devjani Lahiri, an optometrist at Vision Source – Southern Eye Center in Donaldsonville; Dr. Francis “Jim” Morvant, owner of Morvant Chiropractic Clinic in Lafayette; and Dr. Robert “Leo” Regan, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon at the Baton Rouge Oral & Facial Surgery and Dental Implant Center.