Port of New Orleans President and CEO Gary LaGrange received the 2015 McCullough Award from the National Industrial Transportation League.

The award is presented annually by the organization’s board and Logistics Management magazine to the Logistics Executive of the Year.

LaGrange was recognized for his reputation in the transportation industry and cited for his determination in the port’s recovery after Hurricane Katrina and continued commitment to its growth.

Spirits maker Atelier Vie received an individual award as Louisiana Gin Distillery of the Year and also a silver medal for its Euphrosine Gin #9 during the New York International Spirits Competition.

Euphrosine Gin #9 previously received a gold medal from the American Distilling Institute, a Best of Category from ADI, a gold medal from the American Craft Spirits Association and a silver medal from Beverage Testing Institute.

Robert S. Boh, president and chief executive officer of Boh Bros. Construction Co., has been inducted into the National Academy of Construction for 2015.

He was among 26 inductees out of more than 250 industry leaders considered.

The National Academy of Construction is an organization of industry leaders — construction users, engineers, designers, constructors, consultants, attorneys, sureties and academics — who made outstanding contributions to the engineering and construction industry.

The Joint Commission recognized Tulane Health System as a top performer on key quality measures for 2015 using 2014 data.

The program recognizes hospitals that attain excellence on accountability measures related to evidence-based care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, inpatient psychiatric services, stroke, venous thromboembolism, immunization and perinatal care. Thirty-one percent of TJC-accredited hospitals received the honor.


Employees at the ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Complex received international recognition at the Wildlife Habitat Council Conservation Conference for their contributions to wildlife habitat conservation and education.

The complex achieved Wildlife at Work and also Corporate Lands for Learning recertification.

The complex is roughly 700 acres and includes the Baton Rouge Arboretum, Maryland Preserve, Mississippi River Front, Monte Sano Bayou Preserve and the Sorrento Salt Dome Preserve sites. The habitats on the sites include grasslands, forests, wetlands and swamps.

The team actively manages 493 acres for wildlife habitat through a Wildlife at Work program that has been certified since 2010.

In addition to habitat projects, the team also provides education using nature trails, informational signs and by participating in Pollinator Week activities. The team also developed an educational center at the arboretum called the Wildlife Education Building, which is used to hold wildlife team meetings and education classes.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Library System was presented with the Library Journal’s America’s Star Libraries Award for the fourth consecutive year.

It’s the only library in the state honored with the Journal’s 5 Stars rating. Only four other library systems nationally in East Baton Rouge Parish Library’s category received 5 Stars. Only 85 library systems, or 1.1 percent across the nation, earned 5 Stars. In the previous three years, EBRPL was awarded the 3 Stars rating.