Rebecca “Becki” Benoit has been named chief nursing officer at Lafayette General Medical Center. She was chief nursing officer at Dauterive Hospital in New Iberia.

Doze Y. Butler, of Southern University, has been appointed to the NCAA’s Champions/Sports Management Cabinet, a group that oversees drug testing and education, rules and Olympic sports issues.

Renita Williams Thomas has been named executive director for Louisiana operations at Pediatria HealthCare for Kids, a Pediatric Day Health Center for medically fragile children. Thomas served as state director for Louisiana operations within the Department of Health and Hospitals’ Office of Mental Health at Early Childhood Supports and Services.

Monica M. Thomason, of Lake City Finance in Lake Charles, has been elected president of the Louisiana Finance Association. Other officers and board members are Bart Des Roches, of Bart’s Financial Services in Marrero, president-elect; Randall F. Bertrand, of Finance Service of Thibodaux, vice president; and Kimberly Baggett, secretary-treasurer/executive director of the LFA office in Baton Rouge.

Jake Garber has been named region manager for Marcellus Shale operations at Environmental Drilling Solutions LLC in Lafayette. Garber was MI Swaco’s Gulf Coast environmental services area manager.

Jason Rushing has been named manager of property management and leasing at Burns & Co. Inc./Realtors. Rushing was in residential sales.

Burton LeBlanc, a shareholder and head of the Baton Rouge office of law firm Baron and Budd, has been elected vice president of the American Association for Justice.

Bora Sunseri, statewide regional training manager with the Department of Children and Family Services, has been selected to serve in the North American network of subject matter experts who write test questions for the social work licensing examinations administered by the Association of Social Work Boards in the United States and Canada.

Todd Roscoe has been named vice president of managed care at Amedisys Inc. He was chief managed care officer for Healthplace America.

Beau J. Box, president of Beau Box Commercial Real Estate, has been appointed as the Louisiana state director for the International Council of Shopping Centers Inc.