Janet Britton, director of legal and regulatory affairs at Eatel, was elected chairman of the board of directors for the Louisiana Telecommunications Association. Other officers are Mike George, second vice chairman; Alvin Kimble, secretary/treasurer; and Larry Henning, president. Board members are Philip Fernbaugh, George Mack, Matt LeBlanc, Clay Bailey, Carl Turnley, Tony Duet, Julia Lindsay, Julia Thornton, Bill Ironside and Tim Weaver.
Lawrence Svendson, of Marlin Energy LLC, has been named chairman of the Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition in Lafayette. Other officers are Kirby Arceneaux, of Environmental Drilling Solutions LLC, chairman-elect, and Steve Maley, of Badger Oil Corp., treasurer.
Robert S. Greer Jr., president and chief executive officer of the LEMIC Insurance Co., has been named interim chairman of Business First Bank and its holding company, Business First Bancshares Inc. David Pitts, chairman and CEO of Pitts Management Association, will continue to serve as a director of the bank and holding company.
Craig Latch has been named deepwater projects coordinator, Gulf of Mexico, for Devin International in Lafayette. He served as international projects coordinator for the company.
Tracy Parker, a family nurse practitioner who works with the LSU Health Sciences Center Children’s Health Project, has been installed as president of the Louisiana Assembly on School Based Health Care. Board members from Baton Rouge are Cindy Bishop, of Checkmate Strategies, and Julia Lively, of Health Centers in Schools.
Walker Estes, of Brownfield, has been elected president of the Louisiana Association of the Deaf. Other officers and board members are Thelma Covello, of Leesville, vice president; Michelle LeFors, of Baton Rouge, secretary; David LeFors, of Baton Rouge, treasurer; and members-at-large Daryl Argrave and Tanya Brown, both of Baton Rouge, and Cindy Robillard, of New Iberia.
The State Board of Architectural Examiners has elected to the Architect Selection Board Kenneth A. Schwartz, of New Orleans, District 1; Brett John Petry, of Covington, District 2; Day S. Waggenspack, of Baton Rouge; District 3; James Ned Guillory Jr., of Marksville; District 4; and Mark W. Prevot, of Shreveport, District 5.
Lafayette-based Frank’s Casing Crew and Rental Tools Inc. has named Keith Mosing president and chief executive officer and Robert Gilbert executive vice president and chief operating officer. Donald Mosing was president and will remain with the company as chairman emeritus of the board. Keith Mosing will continue in his roles as chairman and CEO. Gilbert served as vice president of administration and operations.
James J. Davidson III, of the Lafayette firm Davidson, Meaux, Sonnier, McElligott, Fontenot, Gideon & Edwards, has been elected president of the Louisiana State Bar Association. Other officers are John H. Musser IV, a sole practitioner in New Orleans and Covington, president-elect; Richard K. Leefe, of Leefe Gibbs Sullivan Dupre and Aldous in Metairie, secretary; Mark A. Cunningham, of Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère and Denègre in New Orleans, treasurer; and Michael A. Patterson, of Long Law Firm in Baton Rouge, immediate past president. Members of the board of governors from the local area are Dona Kay Renegar, of Lafayette, Third District; Darrel J. Papillion, of Baton Rouge, Fifth District; Franchesca L. Hamilton-Acker, of Lafayette, and Daniel A. Cavell, of Thibodaux, both at-large-members; Russell L. Jones, of Baton Rouge, Southern University Law Center; and John Wayne Jewell, of New Roads, Louisiana State Law Institute. House of delegates liaison committee members locally are C. Kevin Hayes, of Baton Rouge, and Jeffrey A. Riggs, of Lafayette.
Shayna L. Sonnier, of the law firm Hunter, Hunter and Sonnier in Lake Charles, has been elected chairman of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section. Other officers are Lawrence J. Centolla III, of Martzell and Bickford in New Orleans, chairman-elect; Maggie Trahan Simar, a 16th Judicial District Family Court hearing officer in St. Martinville, secretary; and Alainna R. Mire, assistant attorney for the city of Alexandria, immediate past chairman. Members of the YLS Council from the local area are Steven T. Ramos, of Lafayette, District 3; Kyle A. Ferachi and Laura Hart Bryan, both of Baton Rouge, District 5; and at-large-representative Tamara D. Rahim, of Lafayette.