BATON ROUGE AREA

Frank Williamson has been named director of information technology at Kean Miller LLP.

He was director of network operations for Stinson Leonard Street LLP, a 500-plus attorney law firm in Kansas City, Missouri.

AARP has named Denise Bottcher as state director in Louisiana.

Bottcher was interim state director and communications director for AARP Louisiana, which has nearly 500,000 members.

Paul Murphy has been named chief information officer at Lane Regional Medical Center.

Murphy was an information technology program manager at Geocent, a technology consulting and software engineering company in Baton Rouge.

Mike Matthis has been named senior commercial relationship manager and senior vice president at Investar Bank.

The New Orleans native was commercial relationship manager with Whitney Bank.

City Year Baton Rouge has named as board members Walter “Mike” Anderson, Small Business Administration specialist at Regions Bank; Ralph Bender, chief financial officer at Manship Media; and Dr. Rani Whitfield, a family physician and global motivational speaker. City Year is an education-focused nonprofit that connects young people to a year of service in schools lacking resources.

Daniel Hereford has been named chief information officer and executive vice president of Business First Bank.

He was director of information technology for First NBC Bank in New Orleans.

Marketing and advertising agency MESH has named Erin L. Reynaud as brand strategist/account director and Carolyn Blakley as a lead art director.

Reynaud was marketing manager for Marucci Sports and had spent nine years with Peter Mayer Advertising.

Blakley was a senior graphic designer for Louisiana Business Inc.

NEW ORLEANS AREA

Dr. Shelly Gupta has been appointed regional Medicare medical director for Humana’s Gulf States Medicare market operations in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Gupta has served as a medical director for Humana’s Gulf States Medicare operations in its New Orleans regional executive offices.

Covington-based Gilsbar LLC has named Doug Layman president of Gilsbar Health and Life.

Layman was executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer.

Mark Ernst has been named assistant general manager of the Royal Sonesta New Orleans hotel.

He was the hotel’s food and beverage director.

Ralph Mahana has been named assistant general manager by The Windsor Court Hotel.

He was director of rooms.