Latter & Blum Inc. has named Shelley Simmons as sales manager of its C.J. Brown Realtors office in Denham Springs. She was a real estate consultant, focusing on lead generation development and production.

Dr. David Carmouche has joined Ochsner Medical Center — Baton Rouge as regional medical director physician leader of service lines. He will oversee cancer, cardiology, lab, radiology, women’s services, primary care, post-acute care, hospital medicine, emergency services, and anesthesia and pain management and will partner to oversee clinic and hospital operations in the region.

Carmouche was executive vice president of external operations and chief medical officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana.

Eric Harrington has been named chief operating officer of Group Insurance Inc., a Baton Rouge-based life and health insurance brokerage general agency.

Harrington was with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana as director of consumer engagement.

Becky Roby Ratcliff has been named marketing director of Legacy Title LLC.

She was marketing director of Williamsburg Senior Living Community.

Brook Harvey III, director in the accounting and assurance services group with Postlethwaite & Netterville APACCPA, was named chairman of the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants.

Other officers are Ralph Bender, chief financial officer of Manship Media, chair-elect; Jason MacMorran, director with P&N Consulting, member at-large; and Thomas J. Phillips Jr., chairman of LSU’s Department of Accounting and the Thomas H. Daigre Endowed Chair in the E.J. Ourso College of Business, immediate past president.

Greg Guilbeau has been named by Entergy Corp. as senior region manager of customer service in Baton Rouge, responsible for engineering, distribution and customer service operations in the east region.

He replaces Tom Peters, who retired.

Guilbeau was senior region manager of customer service for southwest Louisiana.


Rickey Tauzin has been named executive vice president of sales at Knight Oil Tools.

He was vice president of sales.


The Hotel Monteleone has named Maray Lopez-ElHoudaigui as business travel sales manager.

Lopez-ElHoudaigui was reservation supervisor and group housing coordinator.

Matthew W. Bailey has been named by the law firm of Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore LLC as a member, the equivalent of partner, in its Baton Rouge office.

Bailey practices in the areas of casualty, complex litigation, products liability, insurance and premises liability.

Dr. Ralph Prows has been named the senior vice president and president of the Ochsner Health Network.

Prows was president and chief executive officer of Oregon’s Health Co-Op.

Rouses Markets has named Esther Ellis as its first full-time dietitian, overseeing its “Eat Right With Rouses” initiative. She will be picking healthy products and fresh groceries for Thibodaux-based Rouses, with her recommendations marked on shelves and included in Rouses advertising, and will oversee health screenings at stores, shopping tours and nutrition classes.