BATON ROUGE AREA

Advantage Personnel has named Greg Kleinpeter as operations manager.

Kleinpeter, who's been in business for more than 45 years, founded Total Photographics Inc. and Kleinpeter Photography. Advantage is a company his sister, Suzette, and her late husband Larry Freeman, founded over 30 years ago.

Tiger Athletic Foundation has promoted Ben Ross to vice president of development; Bunnie Cannon to executive director of development support services; and Derek Denton to executive director of development.

Ross, an LSU alumnus and native of Marshall, Texas, was executive director of development. He was hired by the foundation in 2006 to revamp the Foundation of Champions Scholarship Fund and helped grow it to almost $16 million and has played a role in fundraising $85 million for major construction projects and programs benefiting LSU student-athletes. He is tasked with completing fundraising for renovations to the LSU Football Operations Facility, upgrades to Alex Box Stadium’s player facilities and overseeing major gift fundraising.

Cannon, an LSU alumnus and Baton Rouge native, was executive director of planned giving and stewardship. She has over 20 years of experience in principal and major gift fundraising.

Denton was executive director of the University of North Carolina Wilmington Student Aid Association, known as the Seahawk Club. He previously was assistant director of development for the foundation.

Chris Neyrey has joined Stonetrust Commercial Insurance Co. as vice president of underwriting and marketing.

Neyrey was an assistant divisional vice president with Summit Consulting Services and has more than 24 years of commercial insurance marketing experience primarily in the southeast region. Stonetrust is a regional mono-line worker's compensation company with $67 million in policyholder surplus and $169 million in assets headquartered in Baton Rouge. The company is licensed in 28 states and operates in Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi and Nebraska.

Dean Bartels has been named a commercial and private banking officer and senior vice president at Resource Bank.

He was commercial real estate banker and private banking relationship manager at  Investar Bank and has more than 25 years of experience. The Baton Rouge native is a graduate of University High and LSU.

Transformyx has named Bill Leach as vice president of information technology security.

Leach has over 30 years of experience in information assurance and security, starting in the field of electronic intelligence security for the U.S. Navy in 1986. He was commanding officer of the Baton Rouge Navy and Marine Corps Reserve Center, and in 2006, he went into private sector information assurance/cybersecurity with specialization in the health care, financial and government sectors.

Wendy Knight has joined The Carpenter Health Network as executive director, payer strategies and contracting.

Knight was corporate director of managed care for AMG Integrated HealthCare Management. She is a graduate of Tulane University with a master's in health administration and received certification in negotiation management from the Kellogg School of Management in Illinois. 

NEW ORLEANS AREA

The Ehrhardt Group has named William “Bill” Kearney IV as senior counselor,  providing strategic guidance to the firm’s leadership team in the areas of client development, firm operations and public affairs.

He has more than 30 years of experience in governmental relations and political operations and has served as CEO of Galatoire’s Restaurants, president of Dolphin Marine International LLC and president of Yenraek & Associates. The New Orleans native is a graduate of Tulane University. 

Katie LeGardeur has been named president of the Louisiana market for JPMorgan Chase in Louisiana.

LeGardeur has served as private bank managing director for the Greater New Orleans area, overseeing 46 advisers who serve wealth management clients with relationships generally starting at $1 million and up.

John Kallenborn will continue as region manager for Louisiana.

John Price has been promoted to regional director of operations for Provenance Hotels in Tennessee and Louisiana.

Price was general manager of the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery in New Orleans. As Southeast regional director of operations, Price will take the helm of operations for Hotel Preston in Nashville, Tennessee.

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana announced Sandra "Pia" Coburn as manager/instructor for the Bilingual Workforce Training & Business Development Center.

The Honduras native has a bachelor's in business administration, with a concentration in management, from St. Mary’s Dominican College in New Orleans. She has 18 years' experience working with nonprofit organizations in Honduras, Guatemala, Belize and the United States.