NEW ORLEANS AREA
Homer A. Plessy Community School has named Julie Hanks as development director.
Hanks served as the communications and public relations specialist for Junior Achievement.
Carol Gniady has been named executive director of the Louisiana Landmarks Society.
She succeeds Walter Gallas, who joined the city of Baltimore as a preservation planner.
Elected as officers are Sandra L. Stokes, president; James R. Logan IV, first vice president; Michael Duplantier, second vice president; Louis McFaul, treasurer; R. Stephen Chauvin, assistant treasurer; Hilary Somerville Irvin, recording secretary; and Carol Allen, corresponding secretary.
Also on the board of trustees are Chuck Berg, Elizabeth M. Landis, Nathan Lott, Amanda McFillen, Howard W. Mielke, Tommy Milliner, Jerry Pepper, Mary Price Robinson, Jay Seastrunk, Drew Stewart, Justin Stone, ex-officio, and T. Casey Stuart.
Sonya F. Duhé, director of the School of Mass Communication at Loyola University New Orleans, is president-elect of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication and will become president in 2017-18.
BATON ROUGE AREA
Radiology Associates Chief Executive Officer Tim Barrett has been elected by the Radiology Business Management Association as southern director on its board for a two-year term.
Michael Childers, president of Bernhard Energy in Baton Rouge, has been named to the board of directors of PHG Energy, a privately held Tennessee company focused on sustainable technologies in the waste disposal, waste-to-energy and solar industries.
Volunteers In Public Schools has elected as president Marybeth Lima, the LSU Cliff and Nancy Spanier alumni professor in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering.
Other officers are Dave Williams, director of field services at Cox Communications, vice president; John Sills, retired from Merrill Lynch, secretary; and Jason MacMorran, a certified public accountant with Postlethwaite & Netterville, treasurer.
Directors are Edselle Keith Cunningham Jr., interim director of Louisiana Housing Corp.; Revanthi Hines, associate professor of political science at Southern University; and Jeremy Lapeyrouse, facility reimbursement analyst at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana.
Wymar Federal Credit Union in Geismar has named Ronnie Stephens as chief executive officer.
He will transition into the role over the next six months in preparation for the end-of-year retirement of President Reggie Gremillion.
Stephens was chief risk officer for Pelican State Credit Union.
Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser has appointed Buddy Boe as his senior adviser and communications director.
Boe was elected to the St. John Parish Council, District 7, in October. He previously served as chief administrative officer in St. Charles Parish for three years under Parish President V.J. St. Pierre.
Van R. Mayhall Jr., a senior partner at Breazeale, Sachse and Wilson LLP, has been named as the 2017 Capital Area Heart Walk chairman by the Capital Area American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
The executive leadership team also includes Carroll Blewster, Bradley-Blewster & Associates; David Bondy, LUBA Casualty Insurance Co.; Blaine Briggs, Louisiana Farm Bureau Insurance; Teri G. Fontenot, Woman’s Hospital; Robert S. Greer, Business First Bank; Tina Holland, Our Lady of the Lake College; Lee Jenkins, Performance Contractors Inc.; Ric Kearny, Capital One Bank; Sue Knight, St. Elizabeth Hospital; Beau Leitner, Doyle Electric Inc.; Ben Marmande, IberiaBank; Jeff Martin, Regions Bank; Hugh W. Raetzch Jr., Lyons Specialty Co. LLC; Robert Schneckenburger, Whitney Bank; Bill Slaughter, SSA Consultants; Mark Slyter, Baton Rouge General Medical Center; Mark Sybrandt, Milton J. Womack; Hampton West, Turner Industries Group LLC; and K. Scott Wester, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.
Keith Mansfield has been named chief information officer and executive vice president at Business First Bank.
Mansfield was chief technology officer and senior vice president for BancorpSouth.
Scotty E. Chabert Jr., an assistant district attorney for the 18th Judicial District and a partner in the Baton Rouge firm of Saunders & Chabert, was installed as 2016-17 chairman of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s young lawyers division.
Other officers are chairman-elect Bradley J. Tate, tax manager for Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC in Metairie; secretary Dylan T. Thriffiley, a compliance director for Ochsner Health System in New Orleans; and immediate past chairwoman Erin O. Braud, staff counsel for GuideOne Insurance Co. in New Orleans.
Council members from the area are: District 1, Scott L. Sternberg, an attorney in the New Orleans office of Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer LLC, and Cristin F. Bordelon, an associate in the New Orleans office of Leake & Andersson LLP; District 2, Jeffrey D. Hufft, an associate with Colvin Law Firm APLC in Gretna, and Shayna B. Morvant, managing partner of the Gretna firm of Beevers & Beevers LLP; District 3, Lauren L. Gardner, an associate in the Onebane Law Firm in Lafayette; District 5, Carrie L. Jones, a partner in the Baton Rouge firm of Shows, Cali & Walsh LLP, and Kristi W. Richard, a senior associate in the Baton Rouge office of McGlinchey Stafford PLLC; at-large representative Kellen J. Mathews, an associate in the Baton Rouge office of Adams and Reese LLP; American Bar Association young lawyers division representative Graham H. Ryan, a business litigation associate in the New Orleans office of Jones Walker LLP; and young lawyer member/American Bar Association house of delegates Kristen L. Burge, an associate in the firm of Beahm & Green in New Orleans.