BATON ROUGE AREA
Ryan Schemmel has been named vice president of the grocery sales division at Community Coffee Co., effective in January.
Schemmel replaces retiring Senior Vice President of Sales Steve Frantz, who spent 33 years with the company.
Schemmel joined the Community in August as leader of the grocery national account team. He has nearly 20 years of experience in marketing, digital development and the grocery industry, with a focus on e-commerce growth and strategy. Schemmel has a bachelor's in business administration from The University of Southern Mississippi.
Deyja Charles has been named executive producer for WBRZ News 2, effective Jan. 2.
Charles will work evenings alongside Managing Editor and news anchor Michael Shingleton to oversee the 10 p.m. news and help lead breaking news coverage in the 4, 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts. She also will be responsible for managing late-breaking, evening news on WBRZ.com and social media platforms.
The California native, whose grandparents were from south Louisiana, was with KFBB/KHBB in Great Falls, Montana, as news director for the ABC and FOX duopoly. She received a master's degree in international relations from Webster University in St. Louis and is a graduate of California State University Fullerton, with a bachelor's in communications and broadcast journalism.
NEW ORLEANS AREA
Tulane Health System has named Brian Troup as director of environmental services for its south shore campuses, responsible for the environmental and cleanliness operations at Tulane Medical Center and Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children.
Troup was a director of operations with Hospital Housekeeping Systems for five years, most recently working at Osceola Regional Medical Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Troup earned his bachelor’s degree in health care management from the College of Central Florida. He also holds two associate degrees from the Community College of the Air Force and is a trained firefighter.
Corporate communications and marketing firm The Ehrhardt Group has promoted Haley Olver and Rona Hoang to senior account executives.
Olver leads media relations and community outreach efforts for clients, including Capital One, Chevron and the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - West and national and international public relations and marketing campaigns for the Louisiana Office of Tourism and Galatoire’s family of restaurants. Olver received her bachelor’s degree in public relations with a minor in Spanish from Auburn University.
Hoang leads civic and public affairs campaigns related to the oil and gas and utility industries throughout Louisiana and develops and implements national and international public relations initiatives for The Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans. The Louisiana native earned a bachelor's degree in marketing from LSU.
Leah Sulony and Lauren Castine have been named event managers at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
Sulony, a New Orleans native, was event services manager for Hilton Worldwide and was operations manager for Hosts New Orleans.
Castine, a native of Louisiana, was director of meetings and events for the American Institute of Architecture Students overseeing Washington, D.C.-area and international conferences. Castine has a bachelor's degree from LSU and is working on a Masters in Tourism Administration and Events Management from the George Washington University School of Business.
Fidelis Group Holdings LLC in Covington, with subsidiaries Continental Underwriters Ltd. and Fidelis Claims Service LLC, announced the hiring of Christian Kelly as senior director of its claims division.
Kelly was executive director, global head of claims of London with Thomas Miller Specialty and has more than 15 years of experience in the insurance industry, specializing in marine, energy, property, space, cyber and other non-marine claims.