David Frey, damage prevention manager for Louisiana One Call and a Louisiana Gas Association board member, was awarded the 2011 “Hall of Flame” award by the Louisiana Gas Association in recognition of his contributions to the success of LGA’s organization and its membership.

The American Sportfishing Association has awarded its Future of Fishing Award to Center for Coastal Conservation founding chairman Jack Lawton Jr. for his work nurturing and growing recreational fishing over the last three decades. Lawton, of Sulphur, is president and CEO of Jack Lawton Companies, which is involved in real estate development, property leasing and oil and gas production.

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System’s communications and community engagement department was presented the Award of Excellence for its bi-annual newsletter, “Education Matters,” by the Southern Public Relations Federation. The department is led by director Chris Trahan, and the newsletter is edited and designed by Sonya T. Gordon, the district’s public information officer.