Gregory H. Brenan II has been named a partner in the audit division of Hannis T. Bourgeois LLP, Certified Public Accountants.

He was a senior manager in the firm’s New Orleans office. His areas of specialization include auditing in the construction industry as well as financial institutions and employee benefit plans.

Peter J.M. Harding has been elected to serve on the board of directors of Renewable Energy Group Inc.

Harding was chief executive officer and a member of the board of Westway Group Inc.


Karen Breaux, human resources manager at Postlethwaite & Netterville APAC, has been elected to a two-year term as president of the Greater Baton Rouge Society for Human Resource Management.

Other officers are Ryan Lloyd, of Cox Communications, vice president/president-elect; Eddie Russo, of Core Occupational Resources, treasurer; Lisa Warm, of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, secretary; Lindsay Anderson, of Community Coffee, vice president of membership; Mimi Singer, of LSU, past president; Jerry “Jay” Stovall Jr., of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson LLP, legislative director; Devin Bonner, of Raising Cane’s, college relations director; Carey Foy, of the Louisiana Workforce Commission, workforce readiness director; Brendia Jackson, of Capitol City Family Health Center, diversity director; Melinda Stallings, of Melinda Stallings International, certification director; Lindsay Medatic, of LSU, SHRM Foundation director; Connie Babb, of IBM, affiliate liaison; Heather Folks, of Guarantee Service Team of Professionals Inc., hospitality chair; Sandy Michelet, of Sparkhound, fall conference chair; and Jo Lynn Hall, of Postlethwaite & Netterville APAC, public relations chair.

Claire Joyce has been named a manager in the consulting division of Postlethwaite & Netterville APAC.

She was the compliance auditor at Pure Fishing Inc., a specialty manufacturer and distribution company.

Rene Ragas has been named chief executive officer for Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System.

Ragas joined FMOLHS in 1998 and has served in a number of roles in operations and administration with increasing levels of responsibility at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center and at the FMOLHS Corporate Division. He was system director of special projects until taking on the interim role of chief operating officer for Our Lady of the Angels Hospital with the acquisition in March of the former Bogalusa Medical Center.

Dan Poteat has been promoted by Southeastern Freight Lines to service center manager in Baton Rouge.

Poteat has served in various roles such as frontline supervisor, account manager and operations manager.