Cox Communication Louisiana announced Bill Jackson has joined the company as vice president of customer operations. Jackson was director of customer service and sales/general manager for the Wichita Customer Care Center of T-Mobile USA.
The Board of Directors of Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation elected Jay Weigel as chairman of the board. Weigel is the executive director of the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans. Other new officers include Cynthia Simien of 965 Music Group in Lafayette, secretary; and Demetric Mercadel of Entergy New Orleans, treasurer. Rob Guidry of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce is also a new board member from the local area.
Bryan Moore has been appointed director of the Office of Workforce Development for the Louisiana Workforce Commission. Moore served as director of the New Orleans Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development/JOB1.
Adams and Reese attorney Melissa Grand has been selected to the Board of Directors of Boys Hope Girls Hope of Baton Rouge.
The Louisiana Hospital Association announced that Milton D. Bourgeois, Jr., chief executive officer of Ochsner-St. Anne General Hospital in Raceland, will serve as chair. Cindy J. Rogers, of the St. Francis Medical Center Foundation in Monroe, will serve as immediate past chair. Others officers include: chair-elect: Kathy J. Bobbs, of Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Lafayette; secretary: John A. Matessino, of the Louisiana Hospital Association; and treasurer: Dr. Mark J. Peters, of East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie. At-large trustees from the local area are James E. Cathey, Jr., of North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, and M. Bryan Day, of Promise Healthcare in Baton Rouge. District trustees from the local area are: Bayou, Wayne M. Arboneaux, of Assumption Community Hospital in Napoleonville; Southeast, K. Scott Wester, of Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge; and Southwest, David Callecod, of Lafayette General Medical Center.
Ronald Mason, Jr., president of the Southern University System, has been selected as a member of the Committee of 100 for Economic Development Inc., a private nonprofit, non-partisan organization. The committee’s focus is to assist the state to attract and retain industry, ensuring quality jobs for Louisianans.
Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana has named Suzanne Harris as executive director to replace retiring Kathy Campbell. Harris has 13 years experience of teaching 1st and 5th graders in the New Orleans and Ascension Parish regions.
The LSU Construction Industry Advisory Council has elected Steve Fleury, Lamplighter Construction, president; Theresa Jones, The Lemoine Company, president elect; Thom Bonner, Merit Electrical, past president; Scott Couper, Pala Interstate, treasurer; Gerrad Delatte, Turner Industries, secretary; Mike Barber, Cajun Constructors; Josh Rounds, Performance Contractors; Conrad Bourg, James Construction Group; Randy Rebowe, Turner Industries; Glen Gulino, ISC Group; Ken Naquin, Louisiana Associated General Contractors; Vic Weston, Contractors Educational Trust Fund; Paul Frileoux, Excel; Kenny Freeman, Petrin Corporation; Art Favre, Performance Contractors; Lane Grigsby, Cajun Constructors; Jon Gary, Topcor; Dean Richard Koubek, LSU Dean of Engineering; Dr. Leslie Rosso, LSU CM Professor; Jeff Crow, LSU Foundation. Committee chairs are Personnel, The Lemoine Company, Theresa Jones; Finance and Governance, Pala Interstate, Scott Couper; Membership and Fundraising, James Construction Group, Ben Andre; Curriculum and Accreditation, Regal Construction, Marc Bourgeois; Department Enhancement, Turner Industries, Gerrad Dellate; Student Enhancement, The Lemoine Company, Rudy Comeauxe. The council was established in 1997 to help build LSU’s Construction Management Department into training ground for construction managers.